The College of Agriculture traditionally offers the greatest number of distinct scholarships at Montana State University. The following scholarships* are available through the College of Agriculture. Please fill out the online form to apply for College of Agriculture scholarships (The online form will be available December 15, 2013- February 1, 2014). Applications are due on Saturday, February 1st by 5pm MST. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) before you begin your application!
Current MSU students in the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum and former MSU students currently attending veterinary school are encouraged to fill out a separate pre-vet scholarship application. Click here to download the pre-vet scholarship application. Please contact the Immunology and Infectious Diseases Department for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Coordinator 406.994.5744, Room 202A, Linfield Hall.
FOR A LIST OF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED OUTSIDE OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, CLICK HERE!!
*Once you fill out an online application, you will be considered for all of the following scholarships. Not all scholarships are necessarily awarded every year. Awards are dependent on availability of funds and suitable applicants.
Torley Aasheim Family Leadership Scholarship - Torlief and Dorothy have touched many lives throughout their long and distinguished careers in volunteer community service. The Fund memorializes the family values of community service and volunteerism.
David Buschena Memorial– Awarded based on the results of the Undergraduate Scholarship Examination or other criteria established by the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department.
Ag Econ Opportunity – To support deserving students with financial need who are majoring in Agricultural Economics and Economics.
Agricultural Education Staff – Staff-supported scholarship awarded to a promising student planning to teach vocational agriculture or become a county extension agent.
Alpha Zeta Endowment Scholarship – Awarded to active Alpha Zeta member enrolled as an undergraduate with a minimum of two years remaining or pursuing an advanced degree in veterinary medicine.
Annin Foundation – James Annin, a former graduate of the College of Agriculture, made a gift to the MSU Foundation. The earnings are used for scholarships for students enrolled in agriculture.
Frank R. Beckley Scholarship – Established from the estate of Ruth B. Kirk to be awarded to students enrolled in the Pre-Veterinary Program in the College of Agriculture.
BilAnJo Teacher Education Scholarship- Awarded to a student in Agricultural Education Teaching to be applied during the term that they are student teaching in a Montana school.
Bill & Anita Jones Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to students whose primary course of study is agriculture and/or livestock research.
Burkenpas Agricultural Education – Established to support a scholarship awarded to a student majoring in Agricultural Education.
Martin J. Burris – Established to provide assistance to students enrolled in a curriculum within the Animal & Range Sciences Department.
Campbell Family Foundation Scholarship – Provided by the Campbell Foundation in memory of Thomas Campbell. Awarded to students who excel in their academics and are active on campus and in the community.
Cashman Family – Awarded to a student enrolled in the Horticulture program.
Jack Catlin Pre-Vet Scholarship - Students enrolled in the Pre-Veterinary Program or graduates of the Pre-Veterinary Program entering or currently attending an accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.
CHS Foundation – This award, provided by the CHS Foundation, is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.
Leonard Chvilicek Memorial Scholarship – To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within Wheat Research.
A.B. Cobb III Memorial – Established by the Cobb Foundation in memory of Burl Cobb, an outstanding graduate in Animal Science. Awarded to an undergraduate student in Animal Science.
Harry Cockrum Memorial Scholarship - Provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture
College of Agriculture / Christy Recruitment & Retention – This award is provided by the Christy Foundation for retention and recruitment of outstanding students.
College of Agriculture Scholarship - Awarded to students within College of Agriculture.
College of Agriculture Honors – Awarded to an incoming freshman with highest academics.
Leonard Chvilicek Memorial Scholarship- Provides scholarship assistance to graduate students within wheat research.
Vern Dahlstrom Memorial – Awarded to a student enrolled in a curriculum within the Agriculture Education program. Must demonstrate a special interest in teaching Ag Education upon receiving their degree.
Greg Day Memorial Scholarship – Funded by Justin Roscoe, D.V.M., in memory of Greg Day, this scholarship is awarded to a College of Agriculture student involved in campus and community activities who displays financial need.
Ernest L. DeAlton Memorial – Provides scholarships in Agricultural Education with juniors and senior academic standing and who plan to teach in Montana.
Donaldson Family Memorial – Awarded to a junior or senior student that graduated from a Montana high school and is involved on campus and in the community.
Jim & Betty Drummond – In honor of Jim Drummond, Professor Emeritus in Animal Science and Superintendent of the Wool Lab. Funds given to a student studying Animal Science.
Clyde & Helen Erskine Fund for Excellence in Agriculture – Provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled in a curriculum in the departments Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology or Land Resources & Environmental Sciences.
Robert F. Eslick Memorial Graduate Award – Awarded in memory of Robert F. Eslick to a graduate student studying in the Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology and Land Resources & Environmental Sciences Departments.
D. P. Fabrick – Provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.
Farmhouse Alumni Scholarship - Awarded to a worthy student of junior status who is pursuing an undergraduate degree from the College, and who demonstrates financial need.
First Security Bank - Awarded to a student that is active on campus and throughout the community with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
Dean & Hope Folkvord Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to students on the MSU Rodeo Team who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture or may be awarded to recruit and retain students pursuing a degree in Agriculture Economics. .
Ted and Thelma Fosse Scholarship - Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture who are graduates of a Montana high school; sophomores, juniors or seniors; and making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.
Anthony C. Gaffke Scholarship – Named after Anthony C. "Toad" Gaffke, an early Gallatin Valley farmer. Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture. Preference is given to a Gallatin County high school graduate.
Gallatin Beef Producers – Awarded to a worthy student, in good standing, studying in the MSU College of Agriculture.
Gallatin Cattlewomen – Awarded to a student in the College of Agriculture that fits the creed of the organization.
Gallatin Gardeners Club – Awarded to a student with junior standing in the Horticulture Science option involved in the campus and community.
Gallatin Valley Ag Committee Scholarship – Established from the proceeds of pitchfork fondues held by the committee. Awarded to students enrolled in agriculture that has graduated from a Gallatin County high school.
Gilbert Giebink Memorial – Established in 1982 in honor of Gilbert Giebink, former professor of Agricultural Economics/Business and former Vice President of Peavey Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gough Family Scholarship - Awarded to a student in Horticulture or Plant Sciences. Dr. Bob Gough was the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and former professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. Cheryl Moore-Gough is the former Extension Horticulturist for Montana.
Grieco Animal Science Award – Awarded to students pursuing a degree in Animal & Range Sciences with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in ranching or the agriculture industry area as related to beef cattle production.
Charles F. Gumprecht Agriculture Scholarship – Established in 1997 to provide a scholarship fund to a graduate of a Helena, Montana high school. Preference is given to an incoming freshman based on financial need.
Frank M. Harrington Memorial – Established to provide assistance to a junior standing student pursuing a degree in Horticulture.
Marion T. Hedegaard Scholarship – Awarded to worthy students enrolled in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.
Hilger Ranch Memorial – Awarded to two students studying animal husbandry or a livestock related field within Animal & Range Sciences.
Roy & Menga Huffman Sophomore Award – Awarded to a sophomore student in agriculture who has shown growth and improvement in his or her academic and leadership abilities.
Charlie & Wietske Jarrett Scholarship – This scholarship was originally established in 1987 in memory and honor of Charlie Jarrett. Charlie & Wietske Jarrett are graduates of MSU. Mr. Jarrett was a county extension agent in Montana and an agricultural and industrial management agent for the Great northern Railroad in Great Falls and Seattle. Mrs. Jarrett graduated in home economics. She taught in Townsend for two years and then worked with the Extension Service in Hill County.
Leo Knuti Scholarship – Leo Knuti was head of the Agricultural Education division from 1950-1966. Having no immediate family, Leo left half his estate to nieces and nephews and the other half to the MSU Agricultural Education division for scholarships.
Don & Charlotte Kress – Awarded to Alpha Zeta’s Outstanding Freshman selection or if none, to an outstanding freshman majoring in Animal Science. Dr. Kress was the former Associate Dean of Resident Instruction for the College of Agriculture, the Alpha Zeta advisor, and a professor in the department of Animal and Range Sciences.
Land Resources Stewardship Scholarship – Awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a Land Resources & Environmental Sciences curricula.
Linfield Memorial Scholarship – This is a new scholarship with preference given to freshmen and without regard to major. Students must have at least a cumulative average of "B" in high school and be enrolled in the College of Agriculture.
Samuel C. & Hazel West Litzenberger Award – Awarded to students pursuing a degree in Plant Sciences, Biotechnology, or Horticulture. Established by Samuel C. Litzenberger.
John S. McFarlane Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Agriculture studying Natural Resource Management.
Charles E. "Chuck" McGlothlin Outstanding Range Student Award – A belt buckle presented to a senior student who has shown growth and potential for contributions to the field of Range Science.
Angus & Annie McMillan Family Scholarship - Scholarship provided in memory of Donald A. McMillan, MSU 1925.
Michael J. McLoughlin Scholarship - This scholarship honors the memory of Michael J. McLoughlin, his leadership, courage, love for the outdoors and in particular his love for horses and the beautiful state of Montana. Awarded to students pursuing a degree from the Department of Animal and Range Sciences with a major in Equine Science who have and maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
Montana Forage Legacy Scholarship - Students enrolled in PSPP 342 Forage Crops are eligible. Awarded for creativity and solutions presented in an extensive term paper on integrated forage-livestock.
Montana Wheat & Barley Committee/ Brastrup Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture pursuing careers involved in the research, production or marketing of Montana wheat and/or barley crops.
Montana Winter Fair Ag Scholarship – Awarded to a Montana high school graduate with community involvement, leadership activities, and academic achievement.
Dr. Edward L. Moody Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to an Animal Science student with an interest in reproductive physiology.
Kenneth Mortag Scholarship – Created by a long-time rancher from Cascade, Montana, who worked for the Montana Livestock PCA. Awarded to a junior or senior pursuing Animal Science.
Frank F. Munshower – Awarded to a student pursuing a Master of Science degree in land rehabilitation.
Dana Myrick Memorial Scholarship – Established by Dana Myrick and Kathleen Myrick Huebel in honor of Hobart & Mabel Myrick, homesteaders in Chouteau County, Montana.
Nelson Trust Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine – Given to freshmen, sophomore, and junior students enrolled in the Pre-veterinary Program based on scholarship and achievement. Also awarded to students enrolled in their first, second, third, or fourth year at an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.
Northern Great Plains Sections/Gerald Sharp Memorial – Three awards given (one awarded each to MSU, NDSU, and the University of Saskatchewan) annually from the Northern Great Plains Section of the Society for Range Management to a junior or senior in Range Science with membership in the Society of Range Management, showing potential to develop as an effective professional in the field.
Wyman E. & Ruth M. Nyquist Meritorious Scholarship in Agriculture – Awarded to an incoming freshman in top 10% of their class or an undergraduate student with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Woodrow W. Overcast Agriculture Endowment – Awarded to a Montana resident enrolled in a degree-granting program of the College of Agriculture.
Parent Family Association Scholarship– Proceeds come from the PFA phonation to be awarded to student enrolled in the College of Agriculture.
Payne, Ryerson, Taylor Range Scholarship - Awarded to a student in Range Science.
Arthur H. & Margaret C. Post Scholarship – Established in memory of Dr. Arthur H. Post, former head of the Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, and Land Resources & Environmental Sciences. This scholarship is awarded to a student who excels in leadership and scholarship in the department.
Ralph Parker Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Ralph Parker by Montana Farmers Union. Awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Agriculture and taking the cooperative curriculum courses.
James and Margie Robertson Memorial Fund – Established by the late James Robertson, an Ennis rancher, this fund provides scholarships to students in fields of animal husbandry, range management or other fields related to livestock and ranching.
H. E. Rodeberg – Given in his memory, H. E. Rodeberg served at MSU from 1947 to 1969. He was the former head of the Agricultural Education Department.
Don Ryerson Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Ag Lender’s Range School in honor of Ryerson, former professor of Range Science.
Margaret Gina Sachs – Awarded in alternate years to students enrolled in Animal and Range Sciences and in English.
John & Grace Schutter Agricultural Scholarship – Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture that demonstrate meritorious academic performance. Preference will be given to a plant science discipline.
Schutter Family Endowment – Awarded to a student of junior status, plant discipline preference, meritorious academic performance and graduated from a Christian high school or home schooled.
Andrew and Loretta Schwan Scholarship – Preference given to graduates of Liberty or Hill County high schools for students enrolled in the Pre-veterinary Program, Animal Science, or Range Science.
Nancy See Memorial – In memory of Nancy See, Pre-Vet student, tragically killed in an auto accident November 2001. Awarded to pre-veterinary students based primarily on their pre-veterinary club contributions and involvement.
George S. Severson Agricultural Scholarship – Awarded to students from eastern Montana who are studying an agriculture program with intent to pursue an agriculture-related endeavor upon graduation.
Sitz Ranch Management Team Endowment – Recipients must be pursuing a degree in the Livestock Management and Industry option and demonstrate ability and interest in beef cattle production.
Sobotka Memorial Agriculture Award – Awarded to incoming freshmen with preference give to students from Dawson, Richland, McCone, Wibaux, and Prairie Counties or eastern Montana with financial need.
Joe Somers Memorial – Awarded to a student enrolled in farm and ranch management, agriculture management, or rural appraisal.
Rene Jones Lock Scholarship- Awarded to students pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture.
Steve Stauber Scholarship – This scholarship was established for students enrolled at Montana State University. Awarded to students in the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department.
John H. Stratford Memorial – This scholarship is awarded to a freshman student from a family farm or ranch background as they study the challenges of modern-day agriculture.
Bayard L. Taylor Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture according to criteria determined by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and the President of Montana State University.
Thayer-Meuli AGR Brotherhood Scholarship – Awarded to worthy undergraduate students, of at least sophomore standing, pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture; who are active members of Alpha Gamma Rho.
Oscar O. & Carol H. Thomas Memorial- This scholarship is provided by an endowment that was established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Oscar Thomas, a professor of Animal Science from 1951-1983.
Verl M. Thomas Memorial – This award was established in memory of Dr. Verl M. Thomas by family and friends. Awarded to a graduate student in Animal & Range Sciences with a preference for a student studying sheep management.
Marty Turley – Established in memory of David Martin Turley ('54) and awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Agriculture.
James Van Winkle Memorial Scholarship – Awarded every year based on a test given by the Ag Econ department.
Vinke Memorial – Originally established to honor the Little International Livestock Show Grand Champion. Now awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Animal Science.
Warp Scholarship Endowment - Awarded to students from Sweetgrass County, Montana who are pursuing a degree within the College of Agriculture.
Walsh Olsen Fellowship – Awarded to a graduate student that shows creative promise to the industry of agriculture.
Fred S. & Violet E. Willson Fund – In honor of Dr. Willson, formerly the head of the Animal & Range Sciences Department. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Animal and Range Sciences Department.
Jake & Susan Wines Scholarship – Offered by Jake and Susan Wines, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Ag Business with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Preference is given to out-of-state students.
Winifred-Asbjornson Scholarship – Awarded to Winifred High School students to study agriculture and go back to the farm or ranch in Winifred, Montana. Additional scholarships may be awarded to incoming freshmen from Winifred High School.
Ray Woodward Scholarship – In honor of Dr. Woodward, internationally known research leader at the USDA Livestock & Range Research Laboratory (LARRL) in Miles City, Montana. Scholarship fund is supported by donations from family, friends, and alumni and awarded to a student enrolled in the Animal & Range Sciences Department.