Undergraduate Scholarships 

You can apply to most of the following scholarships through the Scholarship Universe portal. 

To apply for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships, you must follow these five steps. For questions regarding these steps, contact the Scholarship Universe team at OSFA-SU@email.arizona.edu.

Steps:

  1. Log in to Scholarship Universe with your UA Net ID and Password.
  2. Answer ALL questions asked in the ‘PROFILE’ tab. This step may take ten to twenty minutes if you’ve never created a profile before. Your answers are used to match you to UA and non-UA scholarships you are eligible to apply for year round.
  3. Look in the ‘SCHOLARSHIPS’ tab and your ‘ELIGIBLE’ folder for blue colored scholarships  click on one to open it. UA scholarships will be blue and non-UA scholarships will be orange. You may be eligible for other UA scholarships so read the description to confirm it is from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS).
  4. Scroll down to the ‘Apply Here’ section of the scholarship you opened. You will see instructions on how to apply. You will also see a ‘Bonus’ section if you eligible for more than one CALS scholarship that share the same application. The bonus section will list all the scholarships you will be applying for by applying to just the one scholarship you are viewing.
  5. Follow all the instructions in the ‘Apply Here’ section such as, make sure you download the required ‘CALS Scholarship Application Template’ by clicking on the orange link provided. You must upload the completed application template and your resume to your ‘DOCS’ tab. Return to one of your CALS scholarships and select your documents from the appropriate drop-down bars in the ‘Apply Here’ section. Click the ‘SUBMIT APPLICATION NOW’ button at the very bottom and all the scholarships in the bonus section will be moved to your ‘APPLIED’ folder automatically. You are done!

Troubleshooting: 

If you don’t see any blue colored scholarships in your ‘ELIGIBLE’ folder, do the following:

  •   Make sure your power cell shows 100%. If it doesn’t, click on the ‘PROFILE’ tab and answer the questions that appear.
  •   Make sure you have answered all questions in your Profile accurately, especially the following (a search bar is at the top to help you find these quickly):
    • UA college(s) of study?:  select ‘Agriculture and Life Sciences’ and save your answer.
    • My College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Major(s)?:  select your major(s) and save your answer.

CALS GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Arizona Crop Improvement Association Scholarship 

Criteria:  

  • Undergraduate
  • Majors in: Plant Sciences, Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering, Agriculture Education, Agribusiness Economics & Management, Entomology, or Soil, Water & Environmental Sciences
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Financial need
  • A current FAFSA is required

Hicks Family Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: 

  • Undergraduate
  • Major is one of the following: Agricultural Leadership and Communications, Agricultural Systems Management, Agricultural Technology Management, Agribusiness Economics and Management, Plant Sciences, or Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need
  • Preference to Arizona residents
  • Preference to first generation college students
  • A current FAFSA is required

Horton Noon Scholarship

Criteria: 

  • Undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student
  • Major is one of the following: Animal Science, Natural Resources, Agricultural Technology Management, Agricultural Education or Plant Sciences
  • Arizona resident
  • Demonstrate professional promise and/or good character
  • Preference to financial need

TEACHING EMPHASIS SCHOLARSHIPS

Arizona Teacher's Academy Scholarship

The Arizona Teachers Academy (ATA) is a program to help pay for tuition and fees for those students in a state university or community college Educator Preparation Program (EPP). The scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees after a student has accepted all other non-loan aid such as institutional scholarships, federal Pell grants, and other private scholarships. 

Criteria: 

  • Preference to Arizona residents
  • Preference to juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • FAFSA Required
  • Must be admitted to a program that leads to initial teacher certification
  • Must commit to one year of teaching in an Arizona public school for each year you receive the scholarship

 

Dave and Julie Cox Student Support Scholarship 

The source is a generous gift from David and Julie Cox to recognize the education he received from the Department of Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation which prepared him for a long and distinguished career as a public school teacher, professor, and Associate Dean. The gift also celebrates their family as well as their commitment to-professional preparation of young people in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department: Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation

Criteria: 

  • Undergraduate
  • Agricultural Technology Management and Education Major with a Teaching Emphasis
  • Plans to become a teacher and to teach agriculture

 

Dennis and Carol Fiscus Endowed Scholarship

Dennis and Carol Fiscus have been involved with agriculture and agricultural education throughout their married life.  Dennis grew up and worked on farms in the Peoria, AZ area. He was active in the Peoria FFA chapter and because of his agriculture teacher and a very special professor Dennis went to the University of Arizona for his Agricultural Education degree so he could teach his favorite subject - Agriculture. It was during his college days and especially his student teaching days that he realized the financial struggle one must endure in order to complete this part of their education. He was fortunate that many sources were available from the University of Arizona to assist him. As a teacher, he met and married Carol who worked at the state FFA office. Throughout teaching, banking, and finally as the State FFA Advisor, Dennis, with Carol’s support, financially supported whatever they could involving the FFA and Agricultural Education. The goal was to repay everything to the University that had supported Dennis throughout his college years. The student teacher experience was one of the most challenging times and this scholarship was established in order to help current and future Agricultural Education student teachers.

Dennis was a teacher in the Mesa school system, first at Mesa High, then he opened the Mountain View program. He left teaching to become an agriculture banker and then 15 years later left banking to return to agriculture education to become the Arizona Agricultural Education State Supervisor/State FFA Adviser for 12 years and then also worked at the Department of education for 10 years managing all of the CTE student organizations.

Department: Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation 

Criteria: 

  • Undergraduate
  • Agricultural Technology Management and Education Major with a Teaching Emphasis
  • Students interested in pursuing a career as a school-based agricultural education teacher
  • Preference to seniors in order to assist with expenses associated with student teaching

Tom Jones Scholarship

At Coolidge High School, Tom was active in Future Farmers of America, athletics, and was Senior Class President. He completed his Bachelors (1970) and a Masters (1985) degrees at the University of Arizona. He was a member of Bobcats senior honorary and President of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In 1985 he was honored as Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Agriculture. He also is a graduate of Robert A. Taft Institute of Government and the Center for Rural Leadership program (Project CENTRL) sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation. He holds a certified Association Executive accreditation from the American Society of Association Executives.

Mr. Jones retired as Chief Executive Officer of Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association in December 2013. GCSECA is a regional service association whose member organizations are electric cooperatives and other consumer-owned utilities in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Utah.

From 2002-2008 he was a member of the board of directors and Secretary-Treasurer of Touchstone Energy and served for 13 years on the board of directors of Ruralite Services, Inc. He is a past president of the Rural Electric Statewide Managers’ Association, has served on numerous electric industry committees and task forces. He provided strategic planning, facilitation and consultation to businesses and organization in Arizona and the United States, including the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Touchstone Energy boards of directors. He received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Arizona G&T Cooperatives and the 2015 Clyde T. Ellis Award from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Mr. Jones served in the Arizona Army National Guard from 1970-1976. He taught Vocational Agriculture at Bowie High School and Marana High School. He was selected President of the National Vocational Agricultural Teachers’ Association in 1980. He served on the board of directors of the National FFA Organization, directed education programs at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College, and was Executive Director of the Arizona National Livestock Show in 1988-1990.

Mr. Jones was Councilman and Mayor of the Town of Marana, Arizona from 1982-1989. He was a member of Arizona State Board of Vocational Education; received the Public Service Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association, a board member of the alumni association from 2005-2010, represented the University of Arizona on the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities including service on the Executive Committee.

His interests in retirement include family activities, golf, travel, photography and volunteerism. Tom and Diana (Turley), a 1966 graduate of Coolidge High School, married in 1970. They have two sons, Matthew (Jenny) and Andrew, and four grandchildren (Luke, Joshua, Casey, and Ashley).

Department: Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation 

Criteria: 

  • Agricultural Technology Management and Education Major with a Teaching Emphasis
  • Must be a senior

J.R. Cullison Scholarship

Department: Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation 

Criteria: 

  • Agricultural Technology Management and Education Major with a Teaching Emphasis

Glen Miller Scholarship

Department: Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation 

Criteria: 

  • Agricultural Technology Management and Education Major with a Teaching Emphasis
  • Entering junior or senior year
  • Preference towards students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Preference towards students with financial need

Wallace Shafer Scholarship

Department: Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation 

Criteria: 

  • Agricultural Technology Management and Education Major with a Teaching Emphasis

AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS SCHOLARSHIPS

Howard Bendalin Agricultural Student Support Endowment

Department: Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation 

Criteria: 

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Agricultural Technology Management and Education Major with an Agricultural Technology Management Emphasis
  • Support for majors in agricultural technology or science with special emphasis in plant sciences or related fields. Authorized expenditures include, but are not limited to, registration, tuition, books, lab fees, supplies, work study grants, education improvement grants, student equipment, conference registration and travel, and/or other related education items or opportunities. Selection of recipients will be made by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, or the Dean's designee.


Connect with our Academic Advisor, Breanna. 

Breanna Watkins, Academic Advisor to all students with majors or minors in Agricultural Technology Management & Education, can assist you as you progress though your program.

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