ABOUT the Scholarship Program

Since 1989, UnitedAg and its Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) has awarded $1,311,000 in scholarship monies to students in need of funding for
college. Previous scholarship winners have taken their place in management, government, market development, international sales and foreign trade. Some students have gone on to pursue advanced graduate studies.

In 2018, UnitedAg will make available up to $75,000 in scholarship grants. Any UnitedAg member-affiliated student presently enrolled, or who will be enrolled anytime during the 2018/19 scholastic year, should consider applying for a scholarship.

Only eligible students presently residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico are eligible for the UnitedAg Scholarship Program.


AM I ELIGIBLE for a Scholarship Award?

  1. Applicants must be affiliated with a UnitedAg member company either as self, spouse, child or grandchild of the employee.
  2. Must be enrolled anytime during the 2018/2019 scholastic year at an accredited college or university.
  3. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to be eligible for a scholarship (school transcripts are required).
  4. Complete Application Checklist (Page 3) and include all documentation with your submission postmarked to UnitedAg or completed online no later than December 31, 2017.
  5. IMPORTANT: Please make sure your submission is complete and not missing any documentation upon submission. Incomplete or incorrectly completed applications will not be considered.

How do I Apply?

  • Complete all information on the application form (Online or PDF). All sections must be filled out (unless noted as optional).
  • Write a two-page, double-spaced, typed essay with a one-page typed bibliography on the following topic: “Farmers are faced with new challenges and opportunities every day, what do you perceive are the top issues impacting agriculture? Why?”
  • A one-page typed resume of your work, community service, educational and extra curricular activities.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. One from a teacher, one from an employer and one from a volunteer organization. (If you do not work or volunteer, you may substitute additional letters from teachers.)
  • GPA transcripts. Copies of your current term GPA transcripts are acceptable with current averages from the school you are currently attending, including the most recent academic period (quarter or semester), and prior three years.
  • Include a 4” x 6” or larger photo of yourself (digital preferred - JPEG).
  • (OPTIONAL) If you would like your financial situation to be considered, please submit current financial statements (tax returns, bank statements, etc.) for yourself and family with the application. (Financial need will not be considered unless the applicant requests it and provides all supporting documentation to substantiate personal & family income, expenses, savings, etc.)

SCHOLARSHIP Program Resources

APPLY for the Scholarship Online

Apply Online

Go paperless! Apply Online for the AEF Scholarship Program.

DOWNLOAD the Scholarship Application

Download the Application

Download the PDF 2017-2018 Scholarship Application.