Lt. Col. Earl Cheek Agricultural Education Scholarship

Lt. Col. Earl Cheek taught Agriculture 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 Agriculture Education in Georgia are eligible to apply.  Scholarship winners are announced at the Agriculture Education Hall of Fame Ceremony in January at the State FFA-FCCLA Center at Covington.  Please submit the following information in one PDF file via email to Dr. Rubenstein by December 1.  

  • Contact information
  • Collegiate academic record
  • Membership and activities in the Collegiate FFA and FFA Alumni
  • Activities assisting with Agriculture Education programs (post-high school)
  • Statement of intent to teach Agriculture Education in Georgia
  • Philosophy of Agriculture Education

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, UGA. This is a need-based scholarship.

Deadline: April 5th, each year.

Application Packet 

Roland Harris Agricultural Mechanics Scholarship

Apply online at the CAES students website for this scholarship. Applications are typically accepted online from December 1 to March 1.

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Henry Gnann Memorial Scholarship

Apply online at the CAES students website for this scholarship. 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.
  • Sigma Alpha for women in agriculture. Applications due April 10.
  • 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: 
  • 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 2017 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 or refer to the association's website at
  • 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.