Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in applying for scholarships available to undergraduate students in the ALEC Department. Please keep these tips in mind when applying for scholarships.

Scholarship Tips:

  • All scholarship deadlines are hard deadlines. ALEC Departmental Scholarship dates to note are:  
      
    • December 1
      • Jim Frank Cobb Agricultural Education Scholarship application due
      • CAES College-Wide Scholarship online application opens
         
    • March 1
      • Lt. Col. Earl Cheek Agricultural Education Scholarship application due
      • CAES College-Wide Scholarship online application due
      • Georgia Forestry Association Agricultural Communication Scholarship application due
         
  • If the scholarship requires a letter of recommendation, be sure to ask your reference at least 2 weeks before you need the letter. This should be at least a few days before the scholarship submission deadline.

  • Filling out scholarship applications takes time and attention. Keep your resume up to date to help you complete scholarship applications with ease.


ALEC Departmental Scholarships

The following scholarships are available only to students of the ALEC Department. Read their descriptions and deadlines, then download the application forms below.


 

Lt. Col. Earl Cheek Agricultural Education Scholarship

Lt. Col. Earl Cheek taught Agricultural Education in Georgia for 37 years. In 1998 he funded an endowment to the Georgia FFA Alumni Association to provide scholarships for students during apprentice teaching. Agricultural Education majors who plan to teach Agricultural Education in Georgia are eligible to apply.  Scholarship winners are announced at the Agricultural Education Hall of Fame Ceremony in January at the State FFA-FCCLA Center at Covington.  


Deadline: December 1 each year

  • Download the fillable PDF application, save, and complete
  • Gather unofficial transcript(s)
  • Email application materials to Dr. Croom

Download the Scholarship Application Here

 

Jim Frank Cobb Agricultural Education Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to support an aspiring agricultural education teacher. All applicants must major in agricultural education and be full-time juniors or seniors enrolled in ALEC at UGA. This is a need-based scholarship and should be submitted to the ALEC academic program coordinator.


Deadline: March 1 each year

  • Download the fillable PDF application, save, and complete
  • Gather unofficial transcript(s)
  • Request and receive letter of recommendation from faculty
  • Email application materials to Dr. Croom

Download the Scholarship Application Here


CAES Scholarships for ALEC Students

The following scholarships are designated for current students within the ALEC Department and awarded by the Dean’s Office. To qualify for these scholarships, fill out the CAES General Scholarship Application, open each year from March 1 to December 1.


 

Roland Harris Agricultural Mechanics Scholarship

Henry Gnann Memorial Scholarship


Deadline: March 1 each year

Applications are typically accepted online from December 1 to March 1.

Apply Online


Additional Scholarships

  • Pacesetters Scholarship For current State 4-H and FFA Officers who enter UGA as Freshmen and major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Apply through the CAES Scholarships portal.
  • CHS Foundation for all high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture $1,000.
  • The Southern Seed Association scholarship is awarded annually to children and grandchildren of Georgia Seed Association members and associate members who are pursuing a degree that will lead to employment in agriculture. For more information please contact Marie Sidwell, Georgia Seed Association, 1090 Plantation Road, Madison, Georgia 30650. Marie can be reached at the following email: marie.sidwell@georgiacrop.com 
  • The Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.
  • GFB Foundation for Agriculture Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist outstanding students who have been pursuing an academic career focusing on agriculture and who have exhibited leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector while in college. The Foundation will award ten scholarships of $2,000 each.
  • Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) will award one $1,500 fall semester scholarship to an undergraduate in Agricultural Communication. Please call the ARC office at 952-758-5811, e-mail arc@gandgcomm.com or refer to the association's website at www.agrelationscouncil.org.
  • TOCA Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association will award two $2,500, fall semester scholarships to undergraduate college students pursuing careers in green industry communications. The students will also receive a trip to the TOCA annual meeting in May. To qualify, students must major or minor in technical communications or a green industry related field such as horticulture, plant sciences, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, etc. The applicants also must demonstrate an interest in using this course of study in the field of communications.