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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND

NUTRITION SCIENCES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Department of Agriculture and Environment Sciences

 The Dupont/Pioneer Scholarship     $5867

This award is given to a student(s) pursuing a degree in the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences with an emphasis in plant and soil sciences.  Recipients should have demonstrated leadership in the college and displayed an enthusiasm for plant and soil sciences and global food security.  The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty select the recipient(s).

The Integrative Scholarship and Community Development Award   $1000

This award goes to two students in the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) in recognition of their interest and consistent performance in integrating agriculture and other disciplines. Students may have dual majors and/or provide leadership in university or community based development projects or internships that involve agriculture, the environment, natural resources, nutrition and/or agribusiness. Dr. Walter A. Hill, Dean, CAENS, sponsors the award and selects the recipients. Each recipient received $500 each.

The Mrs. Bobbie Nell Barnes Memorial Scholarship    $1000

 On the occasion of his 50th birthday Victor L. Harris Class of 1982 established this scholarship on August 11, 2011 in loving memory of his mother, Mrs. Bobbie Nell Barnes, who died September 21, 2006, at her home in Athens, Georgia. The first in his family to attend college, Victor enrolled in the forestry program at Tuskegee Institute (now University) in 1979. He continued his education in collaboration with North Carolina State University where he earned a B.S. degree in Forestry. His younger brother, David L. Harris, is also a Tuskegee alumnus, earning a B.S. degree in Management Science in 1988. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen in good standing with the University, a rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled fulltime in the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, with a CGPA of 2.5 or better. The recipient must also submit to the Selection Committee an essay of at least 700 words describing reasons for applying for the scholarship. The Dean and Selection Committee of CAENS select the recipient. ($500 each semester, if student continues to meet scholarship requirements.)

The Alabama Ag Credit Annual Scholarship $5000                   

This award is given to students pursuing a degree in the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (with the exception of pre-veterinary sciences) with preference given to undergraduate students majoring in Agribusiness. Recipients should have demonstrated leadership as active members of student organizations and associations active on the Tuskegee University campus, particularly those with an emphasis on agriculture. The recipients must have completed at least 30 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences faculty select the recipients, who will be referred to at “AL Ag Credit Scholars.”

The L. A. Potts Memorial Award   $100                                                                       

Mrs. Lanice P.  Middleton gives this award annually to a student in the Department of Agriculture and Environment Sciences who has made the greatest academic improvement during three and one-half years of study at Tuskegee University. It is given in memory of her father, Mr. Lawrence A. Potts, who served as Dean of the School of Agriculture at Tuskegee University from 1946-1962.

PK Biswas Award   $775                                                                                                  

This award goes to student majoring in Environment, Natural Resources and Plant Sciences, with preference to students with an option in Plant Sciences or Environmental Sciences who has demonstrated a passion for a career in the field. The award is for $250.

Errol G. Rhoden Award   $250                                                                                                        

Dr. Errol G. Rhoden, Research Professor in the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, gives this award to the senior international student in CAENS who has demonstrated exemplary academic and scholarship performance.

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board Scholarship   $1000

This scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who have been represented the department positively through their scholarship and service.  Each awardee receives up to $500.

GWC Spirit of Innovation and Service Award   $1000                                                             

This award honor an undergraduate student who shows evidence of traits embodied by Dr. Carver, including creativity, courage, dedication, etc.; whose early lives and achievements in their educational development inspire and motivate other young people/students.  Award was given during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Monsanto Fund 1890s Student Scholarship   $20,000                                                                

This award is a part of our company’s broader focus on innovation and investment in agriculture. To meet the challenges the world faces in feeding nine billion people by 2050, investing in future leaders pursuing STEM careers in food and agriculture is key. The next generation of innovators will be the ones to ascend and meet the challenges of global food security.  Awards were given during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Windsor D. Ferguson Memorial STEM Award     $1125

The Windsor D. Ferguson Memorial Awards were established by Bishop Windsor Ferguson’s children in his honor and memory at their HBCU alma mater universities. Bis. Ferguson was a devoted husband, father, and minister. He served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Choir President, Trustee Board Member, General Secretary Treasurer, National Executive Board Member, Bishop’s Counsel, and Pastor of the National Church of God for 12 years, until his death, at age 69, in October 2006. Due to family obligations and lacking finances he was unable to attend college. However, he encouraged his children to pursue their educational goals to exceed his limitations. Establishing these awards is a family tradition, enabling his legacy to live on. These awards are for fulltime undergraduate STEM students who are Florida or Maryland residents. The family selects the recipient(s) based on outstanding leadership and academic success. Preference is for students with internship, research assistant, or study abroad opportunity aligned with STEM career for the upcoming summer.

ALFA/Alabama Farmers Federation Endowed Scholarship     $2287

This award is given to a student(s) who has demonstrated excellence in their academics and contributions within CAENS.

MA Baaheth Award   $500              

This award is given to a graduate student in DAES who has demonstrated excellence in research and academics and who has contributed to DAES as a student leader.

Goldsboro-Lindsey Endowed Scholarship.   $2005                                                   

This award is given to a junior Agriculture student with interest in pursuing Vet Med degree with at least a 2.9 from Georgia.

Bishop and Millicent Holifield Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture    $1500

This award is given to a full-time student(s) in Agriculture who maintain a “B” average or greater.

C V Starr Endowed Scholarship.    $10,541                                                                 

This award is given to a deserving student(s) enrolled in Agriculture Sciences who has demonstrated a financial need who has a GA of 2.7.

Joe King, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture.  $1446                                                      

This award is given to a deserving student(s) enrolled in Agriculture Sciences who has demonstrated a financial need who has a GA of 2.7.

Agriculture Endowed Scholarship    $2077                                                                 

This award is given to a deserving student(s) enrolled in Agriculture Sciences with a 3.0/4.0 GPA who has demonstrated a financial need.

Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences

 The Tuskegee Dietetics Association Scholarship   $300 (already received)

Donated by the Tuskegee District Dietetic Association for a senior undergraduate student majoring in the field of dietetics, foods, or nutritional sciences. The student must attend Tuskegee University and be a student member of the Tuskegee District Association and the American Dietetic Association. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, and a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in major course of study.

 The Naomi Allen Adams Memorial Scholarship (CAENS)   $500

This scholarship is given in memory of Mrs. Naomi Allen Adams, B.S. Home Economics, Tuskegee Institute (now University) Class of 1940. Her legacy as an encourager, nurturing and dedicated educator, loyal and supportive Tuskegee alumna, exemplifies the true passion and spirit of the “Tuskegee Experience”. The recipient must be a rising junior or senior in the Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences, have a documented financial need, made significant academic improvement since initial enrollment, exemplify dedication and passion for area of study, possess good work ethics (studies and/or job), and participate in extracurricular activities. Her daughter, Mrs. Sceiva Adams Holland (Class of 1964), Tuskegee; and son, Nelson L. Adams, M.D., Miami, Florida, as well as family and friends are the donors. Department of Nutrition Sciences faculty selects the recipient. (Must be applied to tuition, room and board or books.)

The George W. Carver Legacy Award     $100

GWC 150 Year Commemorative Medal

The Society, comprised of alumni, faculty, staff and friends from the Departments of Agriculture and Environment Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Food and Nutrition Sciences have approved the awarding of one award from sales and proceeds of the society’s authorized tape, “A Genius Remembered: George Washington Carver.” The tape highlights various aspects of Dr. Carver’s life, as remembered by people who knew or had contact with him at Tuskegee University and elsewhere. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.75 (graduate), and a documented financial need.

The George Washington Carver Society Scholarships    $15,021.97 

The Society, which is comprised of alumni, faculty, staff and friends from four departments: Agriculture and Environment Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Food and Nutritional Sciences, awards these scholarships annually. This tuition-based scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: have earned a cumulative grade point average of  3.0  + (undergraduate); 3.75+ (graduate), and have a documented financial need.

The Food and Nutritional Sciences Advisory Board Scholarship      $10,000

This scholarship is given to an entering student who has a SAT score of 850 or better, a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0, and who maintains a GPA of at least 2.7/4.0 during his/her tenure at Tuskegee University. Food industry member companies provide funds for this scholarship through the Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences Advisory Board.

The Food and Nutritional Sciences Faculty and Staff Award     $300

The Food and Nutrition Sciences Faculty gives this award to three students in Food and Nutrition Sciences who, by their scholastic record and personal development, have shown the greatest achievement from the freshman through the senior year. ($100 each)

The Lorenious and Solona C. McDonald Memorial Award     $100

Lorenious Rex McDonald of Silver Spring, Maryland; Mrs. Vickie McDonald Davis, Montgomery, Alabama; and Mrs. Lorraine M. Walker, Missouri City, Texas, son and daughters of Lorenious and Solona C. McDonald, give this award in memory of their parents to the student in hospitality management or dietetics who has profound interest in this area and is achieving academically.

The Marion Webb Memorial Food and Nutrition Science Award     $300

This award is given to a food and nutrition sciences major in memory of Ms. Marion Webb. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or better and a documented financial need. The recipient has also exhibited a commitment to the study of food and nutrition sciences and improving the lives of people, groups, and societies. Mr. Jeffrey Webb, son of Ms. Marion Webb, is the donor.