Student Support Gifts

Scholarship Options

Annual Scholarships
An annual cash gift of $500+ will fund an annual scholarship award.
Payment on annual scholarships must be made by May 1 of each year to ensure the continuation of the scholarship.
Annual scholarships may be discontinued by the donor at any time.
Annual scholarship awards may be made during the funding of an endowed scholarship by the donor.

Endowed Scholarships
Endowed Scholarships have a minimum of $25,000 in their endowment and may be funded over a five year period.

Criteria Options
Merit Based Scholarships: These scholarships are generally for students who have a 2.5 GPA, or higher, on a 4.0 scale. They must have demonstrated leadership and involvement in other community and service activities. 

Need Based Scholarships: These scholarships are for students who qualify for financial aid through the University financial aid office. Students must complete the FAFSA (

Merit/Need Based (combination) Scholarships: These are scholarships where the student must maintain good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

Renewable Option: With this option, a student will retain a scholarship if he/she maintains good academic standing, financial need, or both in the case of a combination scholarship.

Curriculum Options
Four Year Program: A scholarship may be limited to a specific curriculum, or open to all traditional agricultural majors in the College. In order to ensure more flexibility, a scholarship may be established with priority given to a certain major, with the option to choose from other traditional agricultural majors if there are no qualified students within the designated major.

Two Year/Ag Institute Program: One of the fastest growing programs in the College is the Ag Institute program. A scholarship may be made available to an Ag Institute student, be open to both two-year and four-year students, or specify preference given to one or the other.

Fellowship Options

Support for graduate students may be in the form of graduate assistantships, full or partial fellowships, travel funds or stipends. Endowment levels are as follows:

Endowed Graduate Fellowship
A named fellowship to provide support for a student in a graduate program in a department or the College. Minimum $500,000

Graduate Fellowship Endowed Fund
A named fund to provide partial support for student positions in the graduate programs. Minimum $150,000

Endowed Graduate Stipend Fund
A named fund to provide supplemental support for graduate stipends. Minimum $25,000

Endowed Graduate Fund for Excellence
A named fund to provide unrestricted support for a graduate program in a department or the College. Minimum $25,000

Endowed Graduate Travel Fund
A named fund to provide travel support for graduate students in a department or the College. Minimum 25,000


Support for two-year, undergraduate or graduate internships may be provided on an annual basis or by creating an endowment. Annually, each internship requires a gift of $2,000. The minimum endowment level for a full internship is $50,000.

There are opportunities to create valuable, visable internships at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Please click here for more information.

Student Activities

Support for two-year, undergraduate or graduate activities may be provided by creating an endowment. The minimum endowment level is $25,000.

Click here to visit the Academic programs website.

Funding Options for Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Ways of funding an endowment or annual fund supporting students in the College of Agriculture, through any of the foundations, include:

a. Gifts of cash over a five year period
b. Appreciated real estate 
c. Appreciated stocks, bond or other securities 
d. Personal property gifts 
e. Will bequests 
f. Charitable gift annuities 
g. Charitable remainder unitrusts 
h. Charitable lead trusts 
i. Remainder interests in a residence or farm

Additional contributions from friends, family, and corporations or organizations associated with the scholarship donor/honoree will be accepted.

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