Scholarships

Ag One Foundation Scholarships

The Ag One Foundation is the primary source for scholarships for students in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.  Since its founding in 1979, the foundation has raised approximately $16 million in endowed funds, from which is has awarded some 3,250 students with more than $2.3 million in scholarships, grants, and program support. In this academic year Ag One aims to provide approximately $500,000 to deserving students and programs. Ag One Foundation scholarship funds are granted through the general University Scholarships program maintained by the Division of Student Affairs. For application information, visit the University Scholarships website at www.fresnostate.edu/scholarships/

University Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Many other forms of financial aid, including scholarships, are available through Fresno State and outside sources. For more information and directions for applying, visit the Financial Matters section of Fresno State's Division of Student Affairs.

Additional Scholarships

2014 CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY SCHOLARSHIP

The California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy is seeking scholarship applications for its 2014 Plant and Soil Conference award program. The Chapter will award a total of up to $1,500 in scholarship s to two eligible California residents currently enrolled a degree program in crop production, plant science, soil science or a related field at a 4-year California College or University.

Applicants must be a resident of California and an undergraduate of at least sophomore-level standing and be enrolled full-time the semester or quarter of the award or the semester or quarter immediately following the award. Enrollment must be at one of the following schools: California State University, Chico or Fresno; California State Polytechnic University Pomona or San Luis Obispo; or the University of California Berkeley, Davis, Riverside, or Santa Cruz.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) calculated through the last quarter or semester prior to application, and submit two letters of recommendation. Essays from scholarship recipients may be published in the 2014 Proceedings of the Society or made available to the press

All application materials are to be submitted no later than January 24, 2014. Letters of recommendation are to be sent separately by the respective individuals providing references. The scholarship application form provides additional information on requirements and deadlines and is available on the Chapter website at http://calasa.ucdavis.edu.

2014 GINNY PATIN SCHOLARSHIP

The Members of the California Seed Association have been assisting outstanding college students in achieving their scholastic goals through the Ginny Patin Scholarship Foundation. Due in part to the wonderful support of CSA members at the Mid Year Bocce Ball and Golf Tournaments and through additional contributions, the Ginny Patin Scholarship Foundation is financially strong.  CSA is pleased to offer three $2500 scholarships this coming year to qualified students.  The 2014 Ginny Patin Scholarship Applications are now available online at the CSA website.

CRITERIA
Awards are made on the basis of the following criteria:
*interest – current and future – in the seed industry and/or agriculture 
*scholastic achievement and activities
*essay
*financial need
*letter of recommendation
*CSA affiliation

ELIGIBILITY
Acceptable fields of study include, but are not limited to: Agribusiness with an emphasis in Plant Science, Botany, Plant or Seed Physiology, Plant Science and Soil Science. Special interest in the seed industry is a plus. High school graduating seniors, undergraduate and graduate students enrolling or enrolled on a full-time basis in college or universities in the state of California are eligible.

DEADLINE
Applications must be received in the CSA Office no later than February 1, 2014. Public announcement of the awards will be made at the California Seed Association’s Annual Convention March 9-12, 2014.  Scholarship recipients, as well as other applicants will receive notification by mail following the announcement of the awards.

APPLICATIONS
Application forms can be downloaded from the California Seed Association website www.calseed.org   

 

TOKALON'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For more than 50 years until the late 1970's, TOKALON was a very active women's honorary organization on the campus. Each year the TOKALON ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION awards scholarships to qualified women applicants. Women students who 1) have ALREADY COMPLETED 60 units of college work including 24 units at California State University, Fresno at the time of application and 2) will be attending CSUF full time for both the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters and 3) have a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply for the grants. NO PREVIOUS TOKALON SCHOLARSHIP WINNER WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ANOTHER AWARD.

Scholarships which will be awarded (*) for the coming year are:

1. TOKALON'S INA GREGG THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP of $5250.

2. Six TOKALON ALUMNAE AWARDS of $5000 each.

Applications are available at the Scholarship office in the Joyal Administration Building (Rm. 274) or from the scholarship chairman, Marlene Hicks at (559) 435-9478. (tokalonscholarship@sbcglobal.net ) All applications must be returned to Mrs. Hicks, 1514 E. Calimyrna Ave., Fresno, CA. 93710-5808 by Saturday, February 1, 2014. Incomplete applications or applications postmarked after that date will not be considered.

Members of the Tokalon Scholarship Committee will select the award winners on the basis of: SCHOLARSHIP, 35%; CAMPUS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, 30%; FINANCIAL NEED, 25%; and CHARACTER/PERSONAL IMPRESSION, 10%. Applicants are asked to submit an evaluation form to two faculty and/or community persons for confidential verification of the applicant's qualifications. These recommendations must also be received by the Scholarship Chairman by the deadline date. Please check with the writers prior to the deadline as a reminder.

Finalists will be guests of the Tokalon Alumnae Board at a coffee hour from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014. All finalists will be notified by mail and they must attend the coffee hour in order to be considered for an award.

Those women selected to receive scholarship awards for the 2014-2015 school year will be guests of honor at the annual Tokalon Alumnae Luncheon event in the fall of 2014.

Marlene Froelich Hicks, Scholarship Chairman Tokalon Alumnae Association.  * The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to withhold the awarding of any or all scholarships if, in its opinion, there are no qualified applicants.

 

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTER 2014 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

The CANERS Foundation distributes scholarship applications for the Benefit of students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in horticulture to all two year and four year colleges from which a horticulture degree can be obtained.

General Criteria: 

  • Legibility is critical (12-point type preferred - No unusual fonts)
  • Grades are important but a B student who participates in horticulture related activities may be selected over the A student who does not participate in FFA or 4-H or other related activities.
  • Current school year letters of recommendation are important. Sources to contact for these letters are noted on the application. Email letters of recommendation are not accepted.
  • Current transcripts need to be included with the application. Computer-generated transcripts (not printed by the school's admissions office) must be signed by the horticulture instructor.

Instructions and information on how to successfully complete an application can be downloaded at: http://www.cangc.org/public/downloads/2014CollegeApplication.pdf

APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 15, 2014 and sent to:  California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers 1521 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 428-3900 • Fax: (916) 446-1063 • Email: lora@agamsi.com

 

HARVEY SCHOLARSHIP/JORDAN ASSISTANTSHIP GRADUATE AWARDS

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (JCAST) of California State University, Fresno is pleased to announce the offering of four prestigious Harvey Scholarship/Jordan Assistantship awards to highly qualified students entering Master of Science (M.S.) programs in the College of Agriculture. These awards provide $18,500 per year for two years. Funding may consist of scholarship and/or assistantship money, based on the candidate's qualifications and eligibility. Harvey Scholars are expected to attend the college seminar series on a weekly basis and provide teaching and/or research support to their major adviser.

Eligibility

Applicants must be entering their first fall semester in JCAST M.S. programs (Plant Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Viticulture & Enology, Animal Science, or Industrial Technology).

Qualifications

Application Materials - Submit to the Department a packet containing the following materials

  • Cover letter indicating your interest and reason for applying for this fellowship
  • Official GRE scores (and TOEFL, if required)
  • All college transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Statement of proposed research (maximum 2 pages)
  • 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals who can comment on research or independent work skills, and academics
  • Letter of support from faculty member with whom applicant will conduct thesis research

Application deadline

To be given full consideration, materials must be submitted to the respective department by January 3, 2014. Graduate Coordinators must forward application packages for eligible students with a memo of support to the JCAST selection committee by January 27, 2014. Awards will be announced no later than February 28, 2014.

Contact Information

For students applying in the area of Plant Science, e.g. with interests in agronomy, soil & water, vegetable crops, pomology and ornamental horticulture (including tissue culture & propagation), plant health (entomology, pathology, weed management), or mechanized agriculture, please send application materials to:

Dr. Sharon Benes, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Plant Science,
California State University, Fresno
2415 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S AS72
Fresno, California, 93740-8033
Tel: (559) 278-2255
Email: sbenes@csufresno.edu