Our Scholarships
Supporting the success of young leaders


Cargill thrive Scholarship

The Cargill University thrive program was created to ensure more equitable access for women and minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as well as agriculture and business. Focused on universities serving minority students, the thrive program provides financial support through scholarships and expands further to encourage long-term academic success through mentoring, development programming, and career coaching. The goal is to help participating students convert their education into meaningful careers. 

Scholarships are a one-time, one-year award to be distributed to 20 students up to $1,500 each, which is inclusive of support to attend the National Conference at $1,000 plus a $500 award upon completion of the scholarship program.


This application has closed.


Inspire Ag Scholarship Sponsored by PepsiCo

The Inspire Ag Scholarship is designed to nurture and support the next generation leaders with an aspiration to change the face of agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. A monetary award of $2500 will be awarded to 10 students.


Applications are currently closed and will reopen in the Fall.


International Dairy Foods Association Future Fund and Internships

To support the next generation of professionals in the dairy processing industry, IDFA Foundation is offering the IDFA Foundation Future Fund—a stipend for living expenses that will be available to members of MANRRS if they are attending or recently graduated from college, graduate school, and/or technical school and who are fulfilling an internship with a dairy processing company operating in the United States.



Chapter Enrichment Grant

The MANRRS Enrichment Grant supports collegiate and Junior MANRRS Chapters for local programs, travel, and participation in national programs and events. Grants are $1,000 in total and can be used for, but not limited to, travel and registration for MANRRS National Conference or Regional Cluster, chapter dues, support for new and existing chapter events, and member development and training.

Submissions for the current grant cycle are closed and will reopen Fall 2024.

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Due by April 30, 2024

National Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship

To support the next generation of agricultural professionals, National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) is offering scholarships for high school seniors, college students or nontraditional students seeking funding to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 – $2,000 and funds can be used for tuition and books. Members of Farmers Union and their families or members of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) are eligible to receive a scholarship.

Applications are due April 1. 




National Grain and Feed Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the 2022-2023 term have closed. Applications will reopen Fall 2024

1890 National Scholars Program

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is currently open to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college, and rising college sophomores and juniors from December 15, 2023 to March 1, 2024.


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Smithfield Foods Scholarship



WASDA 2023 NextGen Scholarship

Applications for the 2023 term have closed. Applications will reopen Spring 2024

MANRRS38 Gold Scholarship

Multiple scholarships will be awarded to MANRRS students to support their attendance to the Annual National Conference and Career Expo.


The application period for this scholarship is currently closed and reopen Fall 2024.

If you have already submitted an application for #MANRRS38 you will be notified by February 15, 2024, of your application status. 


Merck Animal Health (MAH) – MANRRS Veterinary Student Scholarship

Applications for the 2022-2023 term have closed. Applications will reopen Fall 2024.

Land O' Lakes Rooted in Tomorrow Scholarship

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Rooted in Tomorrow Scholarship for MANRRS 1st year students supports 10 students with a $1,000 scholarship for school and will spend a week at Land O’Lakes Headquarters for a week of professional development sessions, networking events, tours of their facilities, and opportunities to connect with ag leaders from across the business.


Applications are currently closed and will reopen Fall 2024. 





Farm Credit VIP Scholarship

Scholarship recipients will receive VIP Farm Credit merch, the opportunity to participate in the Farm Credit VIP Track of the National MANRRS Conference, a travel scholarship to the conference and a $1,000 academic scholarship. The scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s college tuition, room and board for the Spring or Fall semester.

The Farm Credit VIP Track will provide scholarship recipients with meaningful interactions with Farm Credit leadership and expose students to information about careers at Farm Credit in fields including finance, credit, capital markets, informational technology, marketing, etc. Students will benefit from leadership development and training to better prepare them to find a career in the agriculture industry.


 Applications are currently closed and will reopen Fall 2024. 

John Deere Scholarship

John Deere will award two $3,000 undergraduate, and one $2,500 graduate student scholarships per region to those who have excelled in academics, extracurricular activities, MANRRS, and community involvements.

Additionally, John Deere will award four $1,500 scholarships to MANRRS Chapters who have excelled in academics,
extracurricular activities, and community involvements. This scholarship is intended for chapters that demonstrate a strong need for financial assistance.


Applications are currently closed and will reopen Fall 2024. 

2024 PestWorld

The PestWorld Conference is designed to provide collegiate students with an interest in Entomology or related field an opportunity to attend the Annual NPMA Pest World Conference this year’s conference will be held on October 22-25 in Denver Co. the conference scholarship will provide travel, lodging and $150 to selected students, the deadline is March 8, 2024.





NPMA's Legislative Day

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with nearly 5,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. 

 Deadline to apply is February 23, 2024


USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — injustice, climate change, health, conflict, and poverty.– the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship Program awards up to 30 fellowships valued at up to $52,000 annually for a two-year program.


Application deadline is October 26, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST.

CHS Foundation Scholarship
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Application Deadline is October 26, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST.


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