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Scholarships Available to Ag Majors

Due in January

UA Yuma Alumni - For AWC ag students transferring to the University of Arizona.

Due in March

AZ Crop Protection Association - For ag students pursuing an ag degree at any Arizona institution.

AWC Foundation (Ben Nakasawa/Louie Estupinan/Charles Ennis Rice) - Several scholarships available to current ag students and those that plan on transferring.

UA College of Ag & Life Sciences - Students attending the University of Arizona and pursuing an ag degree are eligible.

Due in April

AZ Cotton Ginners Assoc. - Intended for a student from Arizona whose Parent/Grandparent is an employee of an Arizona Cotton Gin or whose Parent/Grandparent is an Associate Member of Arizona Cotton Ginners Association involved in business directly related to the cotton ginning industry.  

Yuma County Ag Producers - Applicants must be pursuing an ag degree and intend to work in Yuma County. YCAP will also be awarding the Bonnie Duncan and Frank Cooper Memorial scholarships on behalf of the Yuma Garden Club. Contact Tanya Hodges at or 271-9560.

Arizona Community Foundation - Over 15 scholarships available. Specifically look for the Marion F. Griffin Memorial U of A Agriculture Scholarship Fund which awards $5,000 to a student transferring to UA.

CHS Foundation - First-year ag students at any two-year college are invited to apply.

CA Pest Control Advisors (Desert Valleys Chapter) - Applicants must be from Southern California or Western Arizona and pursuing an ag based degree. Contact Information

Charles P. Lake/Rain for Rent - Applicants will have completed their freshman year and pursuing an ag degree. Application

Arizona Nursery Association - Applicants must be pursuing a horticulture or plant based degree and plan to enter the nursery or horticultural industry.

Ben Avery Scholarship, Sponsored by the Arizona Soil & Water Conservation Society- Applicants must be an Arizona resident, enrolled in college, completed 24 credits, 2.5 GPA or higher, and majoring in the natural resources (soil science, range mgmt, wildlife mgmt, etc. Contact for for more information.

Bodine/Sunkist - Eligibility requirements include financial need and a family or personal involvement in California or Arizona agriculture. It is open to students entering any phase of their undergraduate college career, at any school, and in any field of study. Please remember that the student and/or a member of the immediate family (parents/siblings/grandparents) must be, have been or currently be involved in California or Arizona agriculture.

Due in May

CA Pest Control Advisors/Syngenta (Stanley W. Strew Educ Fund) - Applicants must be completing their sophomore or junior year and plan to pursue a career in pest management.

Arizona Farm Bureau, Yuma County - Intended for a graduating high school senior pursuing an ag degree.

Due in June

HACU Scholarship - all scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria: Demonstrate financial need (typically determined by FAFSA), meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying, attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made.

*The AWC and UA Ag Faculty send out scholarship applications periodically, email Holly Clements to be added to the listserv.

*Due dates change on a yearly basis, it is the student's responsibility to contact the scholarship agency or company to verify application deadlines.

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