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Agricultural Communication Scholarships

Purdue Agricultural Communication awards scholarship awards to outstanding students. Application materials for the 2021 scholarships appear below. Applications are due February 26, 2021.

To apply for other Purdue University and College of Agriculture scholarships, visit the Purdue Scholarship Universe website.

Tom Budd Indiana Prairie Farmer Outstanding Freshman in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes a qualified incoming freshman based on scholarship, extracurricular activities, and commitment to the Agricultural Communication program at Purdue. The winner receives a plaque and a $500 scholarship award. In addition, the student will be interviewed for a feature story in Indiana Prairie Farmer upon arriving to campus in the fall.

Application: PDF

Outstanding Sophomore in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes and rewards a qualified sophomore's contributions to the public understanding of agriculture, outstanding academic performance, and involvement in professional and community activities. Applicants must be sophomores (at least 30 credits and no more than 60) in the fall of the next year that they apply. The winner receives a $500 scholarship award. Applications require a 250-word statement, resume, and academic transcript.

Application: PDF

Farmer's Exchange Outstanding Junior in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes and rewards a qualified junior for outstanding academic performance, outstanding journalistic performance and potential, professional and community involvement, and contributions to the public understanding of agriculture. Applicants must be juniors (at least 60 credits and no more than 90) in the fall of the next year that they apply. The winner receives a $500 scholarship award. Applications require a 250-word statement, resume, and academic transcript.

Application: PDF

Farm Bureau Outstanding Senior in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes and rewards a qualified senior for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of agriculture, academic performance, and involvement in professional and community activities. Applicants must be a seniors (at least 90 credits) in the fall of the next year that they apply. The winner receives a $500 scholarship award. Applications require a 250-word statement, resume, and academic transcript.

Application: PDF