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Alan Peterson Agricultural Scholarship*

The Alan Peterson Agricultural Scholarship serves to respect natural resources, embrace innovation, advocate agriculture at the local, regional, and national levels, protect irrigated production agriculture and promote research.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High School Senior, College or Graduate Student, and/or Non-Traditional College Student
  • Resident of Minnesota
  • No GPA Requirement
  • Planning to attend or attending: Two or four year US-based college (full-time enrollment)
  • Major: Agricultural related field of study
  • Membership in 4-H, FFA, agriculture related clubs, and/or past/current involvement in ag related activities encouraged, but not required

Available Scholarships: Up to 2 - $2,000 Scholarship

Renewable: No

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1

Scholarship Application Process: Online applications only.

Items you will need to complete the online application:

  • Application General Questions
  • List of Activities in the following categories:
    1) Community Service, Community and Church Activities, Volunteer Experiences
    2) Extra-Curricular School Activities
    3) Work Experience. Include years involved and areas of leadership/participation
  • Electronic Transcript: High School Students - Provide Guidance Counselor's (GC) e-mail address. GC will be asked to upload your official transcript. College Students - Upload official transcript.
  • Essay Topic: One page to describe your future education plans or objectives they relate to your future career goals. Please include 1) A clear statement of your career path 2) Previous influences who have helped you choose this path 3) The value of this scholarship relative to achieving this career path; and 4) Why you are deserving of the scholarship.

Other Notes: None

Dates to Remember:

  • May: Recipients will be notified via email in early May.
  • June 15: Recipients must sign their scholarship agreement and provide college information. CommunityGiving will verify that you are enrolled as a full-time student at the college.(Full-time enrollment is typically 12-16 credits)
  • June: Inform your college that you have received the scholarship.
  • September 1: Generally, full payment will arrive at your college unless otherwise notified.

Click here to begin the Application Process