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Scholarships and Endowments

At present, there are several established scholarships in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

Endowed Support

  • Helps the Department to recruit outstanding students who are talented and/or financially needy.
  • Rewards excellence. Endowments are a powerful tool that can be used to recruit and retain teachers and students of the highest caliber.
  • Allows faculty to pursue innovative teaching, research, and public service initiatives that ultimately improve the quality of life for citizens of the Commonwealth and nation.

Detail information about providing support of these endowments, establishment of new ones or making an outright gift can be found at  Giving to the Department.

Existing Scholarships and Endowments

Undergraduate Student Endowment
Provides supplemental support for undergraduate student activities or projects aimed at broadening and enriching the student’s undergraduate experience. 

Aaronsburg Story, Inc. Scholarship
For undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department. Preference is given to students who are graduates of Penns Valley Area High School.

Frank Anthony Scholarship in Agricultural and Extension Education
For full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department who have achieved superior academic records or show promise of outstanding academic success. Preference will be given to incoming first-year students with documented financial need.

Allen L. and Richard H. Baker Memorial 4-H Scholarship

For any student who (1) completed the first semester and is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student; (2) is presently enrolled in a 4-H club or has been a 4-H club member; and (3) gives evidence of satisfactory academic achievement. Preference will be given to eligible candidates who plan to work with youth following graduation.

Alec and Lexi Beliasov Scholarship
For undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Agricultural Business Management major. 

Kermit Kenyon Birth Memorial Scholarship
For an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need, enrolled or planning to enroll in majors in the Department.

Henry S. Brunner Outstanding Senior Award
Applicants must be Agricultural Education majors who have at least seventh semester standing during the spring semester, have achieved a minimum grade-point average of 2.5, and are active participants in the Penn State Collegiate FFA Program. Endowed by Henry S. Brunner.

William T. Butz Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate students enrolled in majors in the Department. 

Wilson A. and Mae. C. Cease Memorial Scholarship
For students with demonstrated financial need enrolled or planning to enroll in Agricultural Business Management.  ($1,981 awarded in 2010)

Samuel M. and Joan B. Curtis 4-H and FFA Award
For all graduate and undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have been active in the Pennsylvania 4-H or FFA program during high school.

Donald E. and Cheryl K. Evans Family 4-H and FFA Scholarship
For all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department and who have been active members of both Pennsylvania 4-H and FFA during their high school tenure, have achieved superior academic records or manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities or leadership potential. First preference shall be given to students from Blair County or Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Thomas C. and Jackie M. Floore Memorial Scholarship
For students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department. Preference is given to graduate students.

Boyd C. Gartley Memorial Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students with a major in Agricultural Education who have expressed an interest in agricultural journalism, have completed at least two semesters of study, and have documented financial need.

Albert J. Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduate students enrolled as a junior or senior in majors in the Department. Preference is given to graduates of Wilkes-Barre or State College area high schools.

David R. McClay Agricultural Education Award
Eligibility is open to full-time students enrolled in the Agricultural Education major who have satisfactory academic standing and documented financial need.

Grant M. Miller Memorial Scholarship
For all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College who are majoring in Agricultural Education, who have declared an interest in teaching, who have achieved a minimum 2.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), and have shown improvement in their grades from the previous academic year and who have demonstrated financial need. To the extent permitted by law, students shall be United States citizens.

Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association Educational Trust Scholarship
For undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department or in the Department of Food Science.  Preference for this scholarship shall be given to those students who have expressed an interest in retail food marketing.

Dennis and Janet Scanlon Trustee Scholarship
Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate student enrolled or planning to enroll in the College who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool who are majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education.

Alan R. Warehime Scholarship in Agribusiness
For undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with a major or minor in agricultural business management. 

Kenneth P. Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship in Rural Sociology
For full-time graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Rural Sociology graduate program.