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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 $19.5 million in endowed funds, from which is has awarded some 3,700 students with more than $2.7 million in scholarships, grants, and program support. In this academic year Ag One aims to provide approximately $600,000 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 http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/financialaid/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

JORDAN HARVEY GRADUATE AWARD

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of California State University, Fresno is pleased to announce the offering of two (2) prestigious Jordan Harvey Graduate 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. Jordan Harvey recipients are expected to provide teaching and/or research support to their major adviser.

Eligibility

Applicants must be entering their first fall semester in Jordan College M.S. programs (Agricultural Sciences, Plant Science, or Industrial Technology). This includes students beginning in Fall 2018, or those who began in Spring 2018.. 

Qualifications

  • Agricultural major (or other related undergraduate degree)
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Research experience
  • Have identified a faculty member and potential area of research
  • Completed the university’s graduate admission process (domestic or international). Visit Division of Research and Graduate Studies for information and https://www2.calstate.edu/apply to apply.

Application Materials – Materials are submitted to the Department

  • Cover letter indicating your interest and reason for applying for this award
  • 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 the faculty member with whom applicant will conduct thesis research

Application deadline

To be given full consideration, materials should be submitted to the respective department by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Graduate Coordinators must forward application packages for eligible students with a memo of support to the Jordan College selection committee by Friday, February 9, 2018. Awards will be announced no later than Thursday, March 1, 2018 and candidates must accept or reject their award by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Contact Information

Students should contact the Graduate Coordinator of the Program in which they seek admission. They are:

  • Agricultural Sciences: Dr. Amanda McKeith (amckeith@csufresno.edu, 559-278-4331)
  •  Industrial Technology: Dr. Arun Nambiar (anambiar@csufresno.edu, 559-278-1443
  • Plant Science: Dr. Sharon Benes (sbenes@csufresno.edu or 559-278-2255)

CAPCA SCHOLARSHIP - application must be emailed to Dr. Jacob Wenger (jawenger@csufresno.edu) by April 30, 2018

 

The Fresno Madera Chapter of CAPCA is offering two (2) $1,000 scholarships to plant science students who will be attending Fresno State during the 2018-2019 academic year. To qualify for the award students must:
  1. Be a plant science major of junior or senior standing enrolled at Fresno State during the 2018-2019 academic year
  2. Plan to pursue a career in pest management/plant health (Pest Control Advisor)
  3. Have a 2.0 GPA or better
  4. Demonstrate financial need, scholastic ability, achievements and community service, preferably agriculture-related activities 
To apply students must email a completed application (attached) and
a Fresno State transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to Dr. Jacob Wenger (jawenger@mail.fresnostate.edu) by April 30, 2018.