Montana State University

College of Agriculture

P.O. Box 172860
Bozeman, MT 59717-2860

Tel: (406) 994-3681
Fax: (406) 994-6579
Location: 202 Linfield Hall

Assistant Dean:

Dr. Nora Smith

College of Agriculture

Scholarships

campusDuring the 2014-2015 academic year $390,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to COA students!


Please fill out the online form to apply for College of Agriculture scholarships. The online form will be available December 15, 2014- February 1, 2015.

Applications are due on Sunday, February 1, 2015 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.


CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED OUTSIDE OF THE
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

 

 


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:

Once you fill out an online application, you will be considered for all of the following scholarships. Not all scholarships are awarded every year. Awards are dependent on availability of funds and suitable applicants.

Aasheim Family Leadership Scholarship Torlief (1913-2006) and Dorothy have touched many lives throughout their long and distinguished careers in volunteer community service. The award memorializes the family values of community service and volunteerism.

David Buschena Memorial Scholarship – Awarded based on the results of the Undergraduate Scholarship Examination or other criteria established by the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department. 

Agriculture Economics Excellence Scholarship - Merit based scholarship awarded to students in the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department.

Ag Economics and Economics Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to deserving agricultural economics students.

Agricultural Education Staff Scholarship – Staff-supported scholarship awarded to a promising student planning to teach Agricultural Education or become a county extension agent.

Agricultural Global Scholarship – Awarded to students participating in the Agriculture in a Global Context course and international trip. Sponsored by Cargill Inc., CHS Inc., Leonard and Judy Schock, and the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee.

Animal and Range Sciences Scholarship - Awarded to a student in the Animal and Range Sciences Department.

Annin Scholarship – Named after James Annin, a former graduate of the College of Agriculture.

Battle Ridge Ranch Scholarship – Named after a ranch that borders Gallatin and Park Counties; established to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture. 

Donald & Laurie Becker Plant Sciences Scholarship - Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree within the department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology.

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 or attending veterinary school.

BilAnJo Teacher Education Scholarship – Awarded to students in Agricultural Education Division.

Bill & Anita Jones Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to students whose primary course of study is agriculture and/or livestock research.

Burkenpas Agricultural Education Scholarship – Awarded to a student majoring in agricultural education.

The Burris Scholarship – Established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a program within the Animal and Range Sciences Department. 

Thomas D. Campbell Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Thomas Campbell to be awarded to students that excel in their academics and are active on campus and in the community.

Cashman Family Scholarship – Awarded to a student studying horticulture science.

Jack Catlin Pre-Vet Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the pre-veterinary program or graduates of the pre-veterinary program entering or currently attending an accredited school of veterinary medicine.

Leonard Chvilicek Memorial Scholarship – Provides scholarship assistance to graduate students engaged in wheat research.

CHS Foundation Scholarship – 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. 

A.B. Cobb III Memorial Scholarship – Established by the Cobb Foundation in memory of Burl Cobb, an outstanding graduate in Animal Science, this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in animal science. 

Harry Cockrum Memorial Scholarship – Provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled within the College of Agriculture who graduated from a Montana high school.

College of Agriculture Honors Scholarship – Awarded to promising high school students interested in the College of Agriculture.

MSU College of Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to students within the College of Agriculture.

College of Agriculture Memorial Scholarship in Memory of Van Shelhamer - Dr. Van Shelhamer graduated in 1967 with a degree in agriculture education. He taught agriculture education in Conrad High School for many years and served as a professor of agricultural education at Montana State University.

College of Agriculture Student Assistance Grant - Established in 2014 to recognize deserving students in the College of Agriculture.

College of Agriculture WIMU Support Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah Veterinarian Medicine program.

Vern Dahlstrom Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled in a curriculum within the Agricultural Education Division.  Recipient must demonstrate a special interest in teaching agricultural education.

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 Scholarship – Provides scholarships to students in Agricultural Education with junior or senior academic standing who plan to teach in Montana. 

Donaldson Family Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student that graduated from a Montana high school and is involved on campus and in the community. 

Jim & Betty Drummond Scholarship – Jim Drummond, Professor Emeritus in Animal Science and former superintendent of the Wool Lab, established this scholarship to award 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 of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology or Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Robert F. Eslick Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a deserving Plant Science graduate student.

D.P. Fabrick Scholarship – Established in 1988 to provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture. 

MSU Farmhouse Alumni Scholarship – Awarded to a student of junior status who is pursuing an undergraduate degree from the College.

First Security Bank Scholarship –Awarded to student that is active on campus and throughout the community. 

Anthony C. Gaffke Scholarship – Named after Anthony C. “Toad” Gaffke, from an early Gallatin Valley farming family, this scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student with preference given to a Gallatin County high school graduate. 

Gallatin Beef Producers Scholarship - Awarded to Gallatin Valley residents involved with the Gallatin Beef Producers Association.

Gallatin Cattlewomen Scholarship – Awarded to a student from Gallatin County and active in the Collegiate Cattlewomen student organization.

Ted & Thelma Fosse Scholarship – Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture who are graduates of a Montana high school.

Gallatin Garden Club Scholarship – Awarded to junior-standing students studying horticulture science and that are active in the campus and local community. 

Gallatin Valley Ag Committee Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture that graduated from a Gallatin County high school. 

Gilbert Giebink Memorial Scholarship– Established in 1982 in honor of Gilbert Giebink, former professor of Agricultural Economics/Business and former Vice President of Peavey Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Bob Gough Memorial Scholarship- Established in the memory of Dr. Robert Gough. 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.

Gough Family ScholarshipAwarded to a student in Horticulture or Plant Sciences. Dr. Bob Gough was the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Cheryl Moore-Gough is the former Extension Horticulturist for Montana.

Grieco Animal Science Award – Awarded to students pursuing a degree in animal and 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 Agricultural Scholarship – Established to provide assistance to graduates of a Helena, Montana high school.

Frank M. Harrington Memorial Scholarship – Established to provide assistance to a junior standing student pursuing a degree in horticulture.  

Hayden Agriculture Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolled in the College of Agriculture to support current and future success of MSU students.

Marion T. Hedegaard Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department.

Hilger Ranch Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to two students studying animal husbandry or a livestock related field within the Department of Animal and Range Sciences.

Kamut International Organic Agriculture Scholarship - Awarded to one student in each of the sustainable foods and bioenergy systems options that are pursuing organic agriculture as a career.

James and Florence Keith Alpha Zeta Scholarships – Awarded to active Alpha Zeta members enrolled as an undergraduate student at MSU or that are currently enrolled in veterinary school.

Koebel Family Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Don & Charlotte Kress Scholarship– Awarded to an outstanding freshman in Alpha Zeta 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 is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences.

Roy & Menga Huffman Sophomore Award – Awarded to College of Agriculture students in their sophomore year of study.

Charlie & Wietske Jarrett Scholarship – This scholarship was originally established in 1987 in memory and honor of Charlie Jarrett.  Charlie and 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 L. Knuti Scholarship – Leo Knuti was head of the Agricultural Education division from 1950-1966.

Land Resources Stewardship Scholarship – Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Samuel C. & Hazel West Litzenberger – Awarded to students pursuing a degree in Plant Science, Biotechnology or Horticulture. 

John S. McFarlane Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Agriculture studying natural resource management. 

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.

Angus & Annie McMillan Family ScholarshipScholarship provided in memory of Donald A. McMillan, MSU graduate from 1925.

Florence & Monty Moneyhan Scholarship – Established in memory of Harold W. “Monty” and Florence Moneyhan. Awarded to student enrolled in pre-veterinary curriculum.

Cliff Montagne LRES Scholarship - Named after a retired professor of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences and awarded to a student in that department.

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, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in animal science. 

Frank F. Munshower Scholarship – Awarded to a student pursuing a master’s degree in land rehabilitation.

Myrick Scholarship – Established by Dana Myrick and Kathleen Myrick Huebel in honor of Hobart and Mabel Myrick, homesteaders in Chouteau County, Montana.

Frank M. Nelson Scholarship – Awarded 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.   

Newman/Abbott Nutrition Undergraduate Scholarship - Established to honor the significant contributions in the field of nutrition of Dr. C. Walt Newman, Emeritus Faculty and Dr. Rosemary Newman, Emeritus faculty.

Newman Family & Friends Scholarship – Established to honor Dr. C. Walt Newman and Dr. Rosemary Newman. Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture.

Northern Great Plains Section/Gerald Sharp Memorial Scholarship – Awarded 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 the top 10% of their class or a sophomore or junior undergraduate student with a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Woodrow W. Overcast Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to a Montana resident enrolled in a degree-granting program of the College of Agriculture. 

Parent Family Association Scholarship – Proceeds come from the Parent Family Association phone-a-thon to be awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture. 

Payne, Ryerson, Taylor Range Scholarship – Named after three retired MSU Faculty members; awarded to a student in range science.

Charles F. Pierson Memorial Scholarship – Established in the memory of Charles F. Pierson, a rancher from Livingston, MT. 

Arthur H. & Margaret C. Post Scholarship – Established in memory of Dr. Arthur H. Post, former head of the Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department, 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 students interested in cooperative business principles and practice and enrolled in the College of Agriculture taking the Cooperative Curriculum course. 

H.E. Rodeberg Scholarship – H. E. Rodeberg served at MSU from 1947-1969, and was the former head of the Division of Agricultural Education.

James & Margie Robertson Memorial Scholarship – Provides assistance to students pursuing a degree in agricultural fields related to livestock and ranching. 

Carl Rostad Scholarship – Awarded to a deserving Agricultural Economics student.

Ag Lenders Range School/ Don Ryerson Scholarship – Former professor of Range Science, this scholarship was established by the Ag Lenders Range School.  It is given to Range Science majors who demonstrate the greatest potential to be productive range scientists. 

Rice Family Scholarship - Established to honor Gerald "Jerry" Rice.

Margaret Gina Sachs Memorial – Awarded in alternate years to students enrolled in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences and in English.

Schutter Family Scholarship – Awarded to a student in a plant science discipline with commendable academic performance.

John & Grace Schutter Agricultural Scholarship – Awarded to plant science students based on scholarship.

Andrew & 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 Scholarship – Established in memory of Nancy See, an MSU pre-veterinary student.  Awarded to pre-veterinary students based primarily on their pre-veterinary club contributions and involvement.

Quarter Circle Lazy SJ Scholarship – Awarded to students in the pre-veterinary science curriculum.

George S. Severson Agricultural Scholarship – Awarded to students from Eastern Montana enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Sitz Ranch Management Team Scholarship – Recipients must be pursuing a degree in the Livestock Industry option and demonstrate ability and interest in beef cattle production. 

August and Mary Sobotka Memorial Agriculture Award – Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture, with preference given to students from Dawson, Richland, McCone, Wibaux, and Prairie Counties.

Joe Somers Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled in farm and ranch management or agriculture business.
            
Rene Jones Lock Scholarship – Awarded to students pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture.

Steve Stauber Scholarship – Awarded to students in the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department. 

John H. Stratford Memorial Scholarship –Established in memory of John Stratford, this award is intended to help a first-year student from a family farm or ranch background as they study the challenges of modern-day agriculture.  

Swingle Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students housed within the Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department.

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 Scholarship – This scholarship is provided by an endowment that was established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Oscar O. Thomas, professor of Animal Science from 1951-1983. 

Marty Turley Scholarship – Established in memory of David Martin Turley (’54), this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

James Van Winkle Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student with at least two semesters to complete before graduation.

Verl M. Thomas Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Verl M. Thomas by family and friends and is awarded to a graduate student in Animal and Range Sciences studying sheep or ruminant nutrition. 

Vinke Memorial Scholarship – Originally established to honor the Little International Livestock Show Grand Champion, this scholarship is now awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Animal Science.

W. Doyle Stocks Scholarship – Awarded to a female student studying agricultural education or animal and range sciences.

Walsh Olsen Fellowship – Awarded to a graduate student that shows creative promise for agriculture industry.

Wagner Heritage Scholarship – Awarded to an undergraduate student that graduated from Nashua High School in Nashua, Montana.

Warp Scholarship – Awarded to students from Sweetgrass County, Montana who are pursuing a degree within the College of Agriculture. 

Fred S. & Violet E. Willson Scholarship – Dr. Willson was the head of the Animal and Range Sciences Department.  This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the department.

Susan Tomera Wines Scholarship – Offered by Susan Wines, this scholarship is awarded to students from out of state that are majoring in agricultural business.

Winifred-Asbjornson Scholarship – Awarded to encourage Winifred High School students to study agriculture and go back to the farm or ranch in the Winifred, Montana area.

Ray Woodward Scholarship – Dr. Woodward was an internationally known research leader at the USDA Livestock and Range Research Laboratory (LARRL) in Miles City, Montana.  The scholarship fund is supported by donations from family, friends, and alumni and awarded to incoming freshman enrolled in the Animal and Range Sciences Department.