Cultivating Future Agribusiness Leaders

In 2000, UnitedAg founded the Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) for the purpose of helping members, employees of members and their families pave their way to educational and future success! The AEF provides financial assistance to advance the educational goals of UnitedAg members, their employees, and their employees’ dependents (children and grandchildren).

Since its inception, UnitedAg has awarded more than $1,311,000 in scholarship support to some 719 students. Previous scholarship winners have taken their place in management, government, market development, and foreign trade. Our primary fundraisers for the Foundation are our Annual Golf Tournament, WalkAthon and Silent Auction held during UnitedAg’s Annual Conference each year. Private donations also are accepted year-round.

The 2018 Scholarship application will be available early Fall!

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Who is Eligible?

Any UnitedAg affiliated-member, their employee or their dependent (child or grandchild) student who is presently enrolled, or will be enrolled, at an accredited college or university any time during the 2018-19 scholastic year should consider applying for a scholarship. Only students presently residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico are eligible for UnitedAg’s AEF Scholarship Program.


How to Apply

  1. Applicants must be affiliated with UnitedAg, either as a member, an employee of a member, or the child / grandchild of a member or employee if a member. If you are UABT affiliated, you must also be a plan participant of the UnitedAg Health Plan.
  2. Applicants must be presently enrolled any time during the 2018-19 scholastic year at an accredited college or university.
  3. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to be eligible for a scholarship award (school transcripts are required).
  4. Three letters of recommendation are required: one from a teacher, one from an employer, and one from a volunteer organization (If you do not volunteer, substitute two teacher letters)
  5. A two-page essay is required: submit typewritten and double-spaced, with a one-page bibliography. The topic for the essay can be found in the "Scholarship Checklist"
  6. A one-page typed resume of all work, educational, community and extra-curricular activities is required.
  7. Complete the Application Checklist and include all documentation with your submission, postmarked to UnitedAg no later than December 31, 2017.
  8. Submit a current photo of yourself, 4x6 or larger in print or digital format (JPEG).

Mail To:

UnitedAg AEF Scholarship Program
54 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606-5105

Fax To:

UnitedAg AEF Scholarship Program
(949) 476-8517

Or complete Online Application Form:

Click Here to Apply Online