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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 1890 National Scholars Program. The program provides full tuition, fees, books, and room and board to students pursuing agricultural or natural-science degrees. All application materials must be postmarked by Jan. 31. Email 1890init@usda.gov for more information.  

The Wisconsin Pork Association is offering Youth Pig Project scholarships designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry. FFA and 4-H youth are eligible to apply for a $50 scholarship to be used to offset costs associated with a 2020 pig project. Scholarships will be awarded in three age divisions – ages 9-12, 13-15 and 16-19 as of Jan.1, 2020. Thanks to support from pig breeders throughout the state a minimum of 30 scholarships will be awarded this spring. Deadline for applications is Feb. 1. Visit www.wppa.org/youth-pig-project or call 608-723-7551 for more information. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of tribal college and university students studying agriculture, food, natural-resource sciences and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program provides full tuition, fees, books and workforce training. When the student has completed the academic and summer-work requirements of the scholarship, the USDA may convert the student to a permanent employee without further competition. The program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college as well as current freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Deadline for applications is Feb. 9. Visit www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1994tlgcu and search for “scholarship” or email 1994@usda.gov for more information.

The Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association is sponsoring as many as 15 scholarships, each of $100, for FFA Alumni chapters to sponsor students to the 212 and EDGE conferences being held in March in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Individual students cannot apply for the scholarship. Applications are due by Feb. 10. Visit wisconsinaged.org/alumni/awards-and-grants for more information. 

The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association is offering a scholarship is available to any high school senior enrolled or planning to enroll in any university, technical college, community college in the United States, or the University of Wisconsin-Farm and Industry Short Course Program. Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 18. Visit www.wisconsincattlemen.com/resources/scholarships for more information.

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association is accepting applications for five student scholarships worth a total of $15,000. Deadline is Feb. 19; applicants must include transcripts and a letter of recommendation. Email sschmidt@wischeesemakers.org for more information. 

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student currently enrolled in an agricultural-related program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-high-school education. An individual may only receive the scholarship once. Deadline for applications is Feb. 20.Visit calfandheifer.org/scholarship or email jodee@calfandheifer.org for more information. 

The Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation is offering a scholarship of as much as $10,000 to be presented to a Wisconsin high school senior pursuing a post-secondary education following graduation. In addition to the individual award, the student’s high school will also be eligible to receive a $5,000 grant to be applied to a science, technology, engineering and mathematics project, or an agricultural project, benefitting all students enrolled in the school. The student recipient must be a high school senior at one of Wisconsin’s public or private schools, who has been living in rural Wisconsin for at least two years; rural is defined as traditional rural areas and rural towns of 25,000 population or less. Deadline for applications is Feb. 28. Visit www.wrof.org for more information.

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, is offering 120 scholarships to students this year. High school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education and who will study an agricultural field or have a rural background are eligible. Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,500 for educational-tuition expenses. Qualified applicants must live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 grade-point average or better. Deadline for applying is March 16. Visit compeer.com for more information. 

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is offering $15,000 in scholarships to Wisconsin students pursuing higher education in 2020.  Applicants must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years and have a grade-point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Deadline is March 16. Visit www.Wis4HFoundation.org for more information. 

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships intended for third- and fourth-year college students pursuing a dairy or food-science degree at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities. Deadline is March 20. Email katzman@idcnet.com for more information.

The Dane County Dairy Promotion Committee is offering ten $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors or college or post-secondary students currently planning or planning to pursue a degree in an agricultural or dairy-related field. Deadline is April 17. Visit www.danecountydairy.com for more information. 

The Angus Foundation is offering scholarships for students associated with the Angus breed. Deadline is May 1. Visit www.angusfoundation.org for more information. 

Email agriview@madison.com with information regarding available scholarships. Please include “Scholarship” in the subject line.

This article originally ran on agupdate.com.

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