Departmental Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Our 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
CRISTIE ABIGAIL “ABBI” FLEMING DAIRY SCIENCE
DR. WANIDA E. LEWIS FOOD SCIENCE
DUONG, GREEN, & GHARST FOOD SCIENCE LEADERSHIP AWARD
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
IVAN D. & LILLIAN T. JONES SCHOLARSHIP
J. FRANK & MARGARET NEELY
JAMES L. & DIANA G. OBLINGER
JOHN & KELLI RUSHING
JOHN W. LONG
LEONARD & FRANCES CROUCH
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/
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