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Agriculture Program

Grinstead Building, Room 126
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4240
Email: Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair





scholarships

Scholarships

The Agriculture program strives to provide scholarship assistance to students in the department from all available sources. Application information on off-campus scholarships is posted on the departmental bulletin board. Applications and application deadlines for scholarships administered by the Agriculture program are available from our office, located in the Grinstead Building, Room 126. Presentation of these awards is made at the Agriculture Banquet in the spring.

All scholarship applications must be received by the Agriculture Office by March 1.

Ag Partner's Scholarships
UCM's Agriculture Program Scholarships
Clarence Pearce Agriculture Scholarship
Edward and Trudy Denham Scholarship
Earle F. and Clara L. Low Scholarship in Agriculture
E. F. Low Scholarship
Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation Agriculture Scholarship
Theiss Family Scholarship
Tom Ngoje Scholarship
Lawrence E. and Eva L. Flanders Scholarship in Agriculture
William Forrest Stirling Memorial Scholarship

Ag Partner's Scholarships

The Ag Partner's Scholarships are offered through gifts from the Ag Partner's Syndicate members who are alumni and friends of University of Central Missouri.

To be eligible a student must:

a. have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
b. have completed 15 semester hours
c. be admitted to the Agriculture program
d. be interested in continuing his/her education at University of Central Missouri

 

UCM's Agriculture Scholarships

Agriculture scholarships are offered through the Agriculture program or students pursuing a degree in agriculture. Funds are primarily generated through the annual Phone-a-Thon and from Academic Achievement funds provided by UCM.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be an entering freshman, graduate student, transfer student, or a continuing student
b. be officially declared as an agriculture major

 

Clarence Pearce Agriculture Scholarship

This scholarship is offered for a junior or senior student pursuing a degree in agricultural education and was made possible by gifts from family and friends in memory of Clarence R. Pearce, a professor emeritus and active participant in all types of agriculture education.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be a full-time student in good academic standing at University of Central Missouri
b. be pursuing a degree in agriculture, with preference to agriculture education
c. be a member in good standing of junior or senior class designation
d. demonstrate leadership and service to the University and/or Agriculture program and/or recipient’s home community or the Warrensburg community
e. have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5

 

Edward and Trudy Denham Scholarship

The Denham Scholarship is made possible b y way of a gift from Trudy Denham of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Denham's lived in Warrensburg for a number of years where Dr. Denham was responsible for institutional research.  Dee Hudson was instrumental in establishing this scholarship.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be a full-time junior or senior in good academic standing at University of Central Missouri
b. be pursuing a major or minor within the Agriculture program
c. have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

 

Earle F. and Clara L. Low Scholarship in Agriculture

This scholarship is offered through the University of Central Missouri Foundation for a student majoring in agriculture or a related field within the Agriculture program. The scholarship was made possible by way of a gift from the estate of Earle F. and Clara L. Low.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be a full-time student in good academic standing at University of Central Missouri
b. be majoring in agriculture or a related field within the Agriculture program
c. be a junior or senior when the scholarship is used

 

E. F. Low Scholarship

This scholarship is available for a student pursuing a degree in agriculture and was made possible by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Earle F. Low to recognize and encourage outstanding academic achievement in the field of agriculture.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be a student majoring in the field of agriculture
b. be a senior at the time he/she receives the award
c. demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service
d. be interested in continuing his/her education at University of Central Missouri

 

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation Agriculture Scholarship

This scholarship is provided through a gift from the Missouri Farm Bureau.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be a full-time male or female student in good academic standing at University of Central Missouri
b. be pursuing a degree in agriculture
c. be actively involved in Central’s Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter
d. be a member or the student’s family must be a member of Missouri Farm Bureau
e. demonstrate leadership and service

Preference shall be given to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours.

 

Theiss Family Scholarship

The Theiss Family Scholarships are available for students who are residents of Johnson County, Missouri and are pursuing a degree in agriculture. These are made possible by gifts from the Theiss Family.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be a high school graduate of a Johnson County, Missouri high school and a current resident of the county
b. be a sophomore, junior, or senior at University of Central Missouri
c. be pursuing a degree in agriculture
d. have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

 

Tom Ngoje Scholarship

The Tom Ngoje Scholarship was established by the Agriculture faculty in memory of Tom Ngoje who came to UCM from Kenya and completed an undergraduate degree in agriculture. He entered the graduate program in agriculture technology with the dream of returning to Kenya and helping others. While working on his graduate degree, he became seriously ill and died shortly after his return to Kenya. Recipients of the scholarship are to be international students studying agriculture with the first preference going to graduate students.

 

Lawrence E. and Eva L. Flanders Scholarship in Agriculture

Lawrence E. "Red" and Eva L. Flanders were born in DeKalb county, Missouri. Both Mr. and Mrs. Flanders lived and worked on farms during their childhoods and grew to appreciate the importance of their rural heritage. Mr. Flanders was employed by the United States Agriculture Program Soil Conservation Service from 1952 until his retirement in 1986. This scholarship is dedicated to the Flanders' love and concern for others and their desire to assist students in bettering themselves by furthering their education.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be an undergraduate who shows promise of leadership, academic and practical ability in agriculture.
b. have graduated from a high school located in DeKalb, Clinton, Caldwell or Davies Counties in Missouri
c. be pursuing a degree in agriculture

The Flanders scholarships are renewable.

 

William Forrest Stirling Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for a male or female student pursuing a degree in agriculture. It was made possible through a gift from Sarah R. Fitterling Bailey, in memory of her grandfather.

To be eligible a student must:

a. be a full-time male or female student in good academic standing at University of Central Missouri
b. be pursuing a degree in agriculture
c. demonstrate good character, leadership and service
d. have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
e. have been actively involved in a community and/or school organization or activity