Did you hear the one about the banker who was arrested for embezzling $100,000 to pay for his daughter’s college education? The judge asked him, “Where were you going to get the rest of the money?”
Jokes aside, the cost of higher education is no laughing matter, and every little bit of financial aid can make a big difference. Luckily, help is available if you know where to look … and you just found the right place.
If you’re interested in studying dairy or agriculture, you may be eligible to apply for one or more of these scholarships:
- Hoard’s Dairyman college scholarships
- Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Scholarship
- Oregon Dairy Women Scholarships
- Clackamas, Columbia and Marion County Dairy Women also offer scholarships
- College Aggies Online Scholarship
- Oregon Blueberry Commission Scholarship
- Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship
- Oregon FFA Scholarships
- Oregon Seed Association Scholarships
- Oregon Seed Council Scholarship
- Oregon State University, College of Agriculture Scholarships
- Oregon State University, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences Scholarships
- Oregon Wheat Growers League Scholarship
- Oregon Women for Agriculture (several county chapters offer scholarships)
- Willamette Valley Ag Association Scholarships
- Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship
- Northwest Farm Credit Services Scholarships
- Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship
- Tillamook Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship
The college or university you attend may also have scholarships reserved for students in your specific field of study, so it is definitely worth checking. If you know of others we missed that should be added to this list, please let us know and we’ll add them.
In the end, choosing a career in agriculture should prove to be a very wise decision. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are 60,000 job openings in agriculture annually, and only 35,000 graduates to fill them.