The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho offers 11 scholarships and 2 young professional opportunities annually to collegiate members. The eligibility criteria for each differ but are all based on the pursuit of excellence in scholarship and leadership, as well as contributions to community and Fraternity.

How to Apply

Collegiate members send one application for all Educational Foundation scholarships. The young professional opportunities, Agriculture and Rural Policy Internship and Ted A. Priebe Excellence in Agricultural Marketing Communications Scholarship, both require separate applications available in the respective description. More information, including amounts awarded and eligibility criteria, is below.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2025

Educational Foundation Scholarships Application

Scholarship Opportunities

AGR Excellence Scholarship

Up to four scholarships will be awarded to the individuals that excel in scholarship, leadership, citizenship, activities, and fraternal involvement. All undergraduates are eligible to apply.

Bill Sallee Scholarship

Member who has financial need and exhibits traits of leadership and citizenship like Bill Sallee, including individual endeavor, resourcefulness, aggressive effort, and a balanced lifestyle. Given to students of Pi Chapter, Oklahoma State University.

Dale Runnion Scholarship

A scholarship will be presented to a current AGR undergraduate who plans to complete a college course to pursue a career in Agri-Marketing, journalism, advertising, or public relations. This is not an academic scholarship. Financial need will not be a determinant in the selection process. The completion or plans to complete a course in livestock judging or evaluation, campus and/or community leadership and active participation in journalistic activities receives strong consideration.

Gene Swackhamer Ag Economics/Ag Business Scholarship

A scholarship will be presented annually to an AGR undergraduate who achieves elevated levels of excellence and is pursuing a major in agricultural economics, agribusiness, resource management or a closely related field of study.

Harold Olson Scholarship

Alpha Gamma Rho undergraduate who has achieved elevated levels of excellence in scholarship. leadership, citizenship, brotherhood, activities, and service.

J. Wayne Rehn Scholarship

Sophomore or junior member of Alpha Gamma Rho who is majoring in pre-veterinary or in animal science, living in the Fraternity house, and agrees to return to college for his ensuing year, live in the chapter house, and continue to pursue his major with a high GPA. First preference given to students of Alpha Chapter, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign.

Kirby Barrick Agricultural Education Scholarship

This fund provides one scholarship to a male student who plans to study Agricultural Education at a college with an AGR chapter with the intent to teach after graduation. Payment of the scholarship is made once the student enrolls in Agricultural Education and is initiated into the local AGR chapter.

Lindley Finch Memorial Scholarship

The Foundation will grant one scholarship to an undergraduate who truly has financial need and exhibits leadership and citizenship traits like those of Lindley Finch, including endeavor, resourcefulness, aggressive effort, and a balanced lifestyle. First preference given to students of Eta Chapter, Iowa State University.

Ole Meland Dairy Scholarship

Ole Meland has provided a scholarship to be presented annually to one AGR undergraduate who achieves elevated levels of excellence and is pursuing a major in, among others, dairy science, dairy husbandry, or animal science with a dairy option or emphasis. First preference given to students of Chi Chapter, Cal Poly.

Robert L. Oehrtman Scholarship

The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at their university and be a current brother of AGR, who has leadership positions in their community, academics, or religious affiliations. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Undergraduate Achievement Award

Two scholarships are presented to outstanding undergraduates who excel in all areas of involvement.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

Apply for Educational Foundation Scholarships

Young Professional Opportunities

Allan Johnson & Sara Wyant Agriculture and Rural Policy Internship

Established with the intent to annually award $5,000 for a housing stipend* and offer an internship opportunity in Washington, D.C., the Allan Johnson & Sara Wyant Agriculture Rural Policy Internship is designated for a sophomore or junior member of Alpha Gamma Rho in good standing who is pursuing an agricultural or food-related degree path. For more information on this opportunity and to apply, click here.

Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2023

Apply for Internship

Ted. A. Priebe Excellence in Agricultural Marketing Communications Scholarship

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded annually. One scholarship designated for an Alpha Gamma Rho member and the second scholarship designated for a female who is a member of Sigma Alpha Sorority, AFA (Agriculture Future of America), ACT (National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow), or collegiate NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association). For more information on this opportunity and to apply, click here.

Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023

Apply for Scholarship


If you have questions regarding scholarships or development opportunities, contact:

Carol Johnson, Ed.D.
Chief Development Officer
[email protected]
816.891.9200, ext. 121




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