Scholarships and Financial Aid

Departmental Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

DSC01189Our department is committed to providing both undergraduate and graduate students with financial assistance to recognize and reward them for their achievements in the classroom and the community, as well as to ease the financial burden of going to college. The Scholarship Committee makes every effort to provide as many awards as possible to those who are eligible.

The typical departmental award ranges from $500 to $2,000, with a total of approximately $50,000 distributed every year. Scholarships are based on academic performance, character, extra-curricular activities, leadership potential and professional interests. Financial need may be a criteria for some scholarships, but it is not a requirement for all.

For more information and deadlines please visit the CALS Scholarships page.

To be eligible for a departmental award, you must complete a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) scholarship application.

Only about one third of all CALS students apply for scholarships even though almost every student in good academic standing is eligible!

College-Level Scholarships for Undergraduates

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers over 320 scholarships that total in value at over $1 million. The awards are made on a case-by-case basis with many criteria considered, including hometown, career goals, GPA, financial need, along with academic performance, character, extra-curricular activity, leadership potential and professional interests, depending on the guidelines of each award.

Approximately two-thirds of CALS students choose not to complete a CALS scholarship application, meaning that about 50% of the students who complete the application receive some sort of financial award, with some of those recipients receiving more than one scholarship from CALS.

Please note that in order to considered for need-based CALS Scholarships, your initial FAFSA paperwork must be submitted to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by March 1st as well.

The list of scholarships awarded through the department is given below:

University-Level Financial Resources for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Sources of financial aid from the University include scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment that come from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Also, be sure to contact your county offices and local places of businesses for award opportunities.

Please visit ncsu.academicworks.com for information about award requirements and donor descriptions. Please note that qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee offer of said scholarship.

BENJAMIN P. FORBES

BENJAMIN W. KILGORE

BURTON M. NEWELL

CAROLINA VIRGINIA DAIRY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION

CAROLINA TURKEYS

CRISTIE ABIGAIL “ABBI” FLEMING DAIRY SCIENCE

DR. WANIDA E. LEWIS FOOD SCIENCE

DUONG, GREEN, & GHARST FOOD SCIENCE LEADERSHIP AWARD

EAKES-TURNER

EUGENE C. BERRYHILL

FOOD SCIENCE CLUB

FRANK BANCROFT & RACHEL KIRBY THOMAS FS & FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES

GENERAL MILLS SCHOLARSHIP

HARVEY L & KATHLEEN R. BARNES

HASE & LENA MAIE SMITH

H. HAWKINS BRADLEY

IFT SCHOLARSHIPS

IVAN D. & LILLIAN T. JONES SCHOLARSHIP

J. FRANK & MARGARET NEELY

JAMES L. & DIANA G. OBLINGER

JOHN & KELLI RUSHING

JOHN W. LONG

LEONARD & FRANCES CROUCH

LIVIO FERRUZZI

MID-ATLANTIC DAIRY BOOSTERS

MOSE & HELEN KISER

NEIL & NANCY WEBB MEMORIAL FOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

NATIONAL DAIRY PROMOTION & RESEARCH BOARD

NATIONAL STARCH FOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

NC MEAT PROCESSORS

PEGGY FOEGEDING MEMORIAL FOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

RECRUITING AND EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

ROBERT N. WOOD (NC DAIRY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION)

S.E. FOOD PROCESSOR’S ASSOCIATION HONORING DR. JOHN RUSHING

T.W. Garner Food Company (TEXAS PETE)

VICTOR & MARYETTA JONES

 

Graduate Student Financial Aid

Full time graduate students can apply for CALS Scholarships at the main scholarship page (http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/applications/scholarship). There are very few graduate specific funds, however we do encourage you to apply.

Graduate Student Assistantships

Assistantships and Fellowships for research degrees are awarded on a competitive basis by the department in which the advisor resides. Normally, we do not have assistantships or fellowships available to support students in the non-thesis options, and some sources of funding exclude international graduate students. Further information on financial support and resources for funding is listed at the Graduate School web page, http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/index.php

 

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