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Scholarships to Check Out

Need a scholarship? Here are a few to apply for. Many deadlines are coming up ASAP.

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Scholarships Offered to the Next Generation of Agriculturalists

Billings, Mont.--Now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year, the NILE Foundation expects to award over $30,000 to youth. For almost 30 years, the NILE (Northern International Livestock Exposition) has awarded scholarships to deserving FFA and 4-H students. The criteria being that applicants have been actively involved in their communities, leaders in their respective programs, excelled in the classroom, and participated in NILE events.

"Promoting the future of agriculture through the support of youth via scholarships is a long-standing tradition of NILE." says Jennifer Boka, General Manager of the NILE. "Educating today's youth to be tomorrows ag proponents is crucial to the entire world and we at the NILE are proud to support and embrace the future of agriculture."

Scholarship applications and guidelines can be found at, or by contacting the NILE Office at (406) 256-2495. Applications must be submitted to the NILE Office by March 1, 2019 by 4 p.m. (postmarked March 1st will not be accepted). Applications incomplete or late will not be considered. Scholarships will be awarded and announced in early April 2019. Similar to previous years, the NILE Scholarship Committee will be awarding five levels of scholarships:

High School One Time Scholarship - Awarded to high school seniors that meet the qualifications listed in the guidelines. 

Secondary One Time Scholarship - Offered will also be a one-time grant, for students already enrolled in College or a Vo-Tech school meeting the qualifications.

Shining Star: All qualified applicants are eligible. This scholarship is for an applicant that stands out in the crowd.

Needle In The Haystack – This scholarship will be awarded to any NILE scholarship applicant if they attend Stetsons & Stilettos in May 2019. The winner will be randomly drawn that night.

Rolling Scholarship - The most prestigious of all scholarships awarded is The Rolling Scholarship. This scholarship will be offered to a select group of High School Seniors who will have the opportunity to renew the scholarship annually, up to four years of their secondary education. Recipients of rolling scholarships will be chosen from the pool of applicants that are current seniors in High School.




1612 Summit Avenue, Suite 300

Fort Worth, Texas 76102


• Application form

• Résumé containing work experience, community service,

organizational involvement and leadership positions

• List of honors, awards and special accomplishments

• Current transcript of grades

• Two (2) letters of recommendation from agricultural leaders

(For example: teacher, farmer, rancher, extension agent,

elected official)

• Two (2) page essay to detail: “My Plan for a Career

in Agriculture”

Applicants must be graduating in the spring of 2019 and submit

their application, postmarked by March 10, 2019. The application

must include three (3) copies of the following: Lone Star Ag Credit reserves the right to confirm eligibility requirements. Family members of Lone Star, ACA employees and

board of directors are not eligible.

Winners will be notified in May and the scholarship will be issued to the college or university to which the student has been accepted. Students not receiving a scholarship will not be notified.



1612 Summit Avenue, Suite 300

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

AAEA/ACT Scholarship

Established by the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) in 1993 and adopted by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) in 2004, AAEA scholarships are made possible in part by and the Past President's Scholarship Fund through a grant from the Professional Improvement Foundation, and are awarded to outstanding members of ACT for their achievements in leadership, career-related experiences, academics and service.

Help AAEA spread the $7,500 in scholarship monies around. . . encourage your students to apply for one of four scholarships available this year!!

The James Evans Scholarship is the top scholarship offered, in the amount of $3,000. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the top four applicants will be required to take part in an in-person interview during Ag Media Summit. The Summit will be held in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota from July 27 to July 31, 2019.

The remaining three students will be awarded the Past President’s Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 each.

Applicants must be current members of ACT and enrolled as an undergraduate student at a university or college during the time of their application (Applicants may be graduating seniors.).

Applications for the 2019 AAEA scholarships are due on or before Monday, February 18, 2019.

Vetericyn® Animal Wellness Future Leaders of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Scholarship Program

Two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors to help in their pursuit of higher education in the field of agriculture, including animal health and food science. Conditions of Eligibility • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with plans to enroll in a 2 or 4 year university, vocational, trade or technical school in an agricultural discipline. • Proof of enrollment as a full-time student will be required. • Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0. • Applicants must be US citizens. • Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to agriculture through classes, internships and/or life experiences. • Submissions close on March 31st, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit


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