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Agricultural Graduate School Scholarship

Award Amount:               
One $2,500 scholarship

Eligibility:                          
The Agricultural Graduate School Scholarship is available to continuing full-time students who are pursuing their graduate degree in an accredited agriculture-related field (Research, animal science, ag business, ag education, etc.) and who show a strong interest in working in South Dakota upon completion of their degree. Preference is given to students from South Dakota who have/had an affiliation with Farmers Union. Eligible graduate students include on-campus and distance education students who are pursuing any master’s or doctoral program, agriculture teacher certification program (CERT/FCSC) or graduate certificate program (GCERT).

Contact Person:               
Karla Hofhenke, Executive Director, South Dakota Farmers Union [email protected]

Deadline:                           
December 1 annually

Required Documents:
When applying for this scholarship, you will need to supply the following documents:

  • A resume or personal statement/essay outlining your activities in college; including field of study and future plans.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of the university you currently attend
  • A transcript of your grades.
  • Information on any other scholarship or grant aid you are now receiving  

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Attach resume or personal statement essay outlining your activities in college; including field of study and future plans
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Attach the first letter of recommendation from faculty members of the university you currently attend
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Attach the second letter of recommendation from faculty members of the university you currently attend
  • Accepted file types: pdf.