Awards and Scholarships

Recognizing Outstanding Seniors in Agronomy, Crop, Soil, & Environmental Sciences

The National Student Recognition Program recognizes outstanding seniors at a four-year institution and second year students at a two-year institution that has an active chapter affiliated with the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES) and is a current member of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and/or Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).  The program is supported by the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA and recipients receive a plaque and recognition in the April issue of CSA News.
Nominations for 2018 will open in January. Students should be nominated a faculty department representative or club advisor. View the flyer here.

2017 Scholarships and Fellowships

We invited self-nominations for undergrad/grad ASA, CSSA, SSSA Scholarships & Fellowships ($135,500 available), and Golden Opportunity Scholars for undergrads.
All of the following awards allow for self-nominations. Click on the title of the scholarship for details and application instructions:

J. Fielding Reed Undergraduate Soil and Plant Sciences Scholarship – for students pursuing a career in soil or plant sciences, 1 scholarship @ $2000

Frank D. Keim Graduate Fellowship – for un­dergraduate student recipients of the National Student Recognition Program pursuing a graduate degree, 2 scholarships @ $3000

Agronomic Travel Study Undergraduate Scholarship – for students participating in study-abroad programs, 4 scholarships @ $4000

Hubert J. Byrd Sr. Scholarship – for undergraduate students pursuing careers as professional consulting soil scientists, 2 scholarships @ $1000

Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship – For undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in the field of soil and water conservation, 1 scholarship @ $3000.

Golden Opportunity Scholars and Greenfield Scholars – pairs talented undergraduate students with mentors to help cultivate networks to develop the necessary workforce to sustain the agronomy, crops, and soils professions. Selected students get all-expenses paid to attend the Annual Meetings including sessions designed specially for them and their mentors.