Alpha Gamma Rho urges excellence from undergraduate brothers and provides encouragement and recognition for intellectual attainment in addition to rewards given by the college. The fraternity considers good scholastic standing a key measure of its members' success and sense of purpose in college.
Educational Foundation Scholarships and Internships
AGR is offering scholarships to the undergraduate Brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho. Criteria for eligibility for each scholarship differs, but is based on the individual's pursuit of excellence in scholarship and leadership, and for his contributions to community and fraternity. The deadline for all Scholarship Applications is April 30. The following scholarships can be applied for by downloading and filling out the attached form titled, "National Scholarship Application" and emailing it to [email protected].
· 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.
· Undergraduate Achievement Award: Two scholarships are presented to outstanding undergraduates that excel in all areas of involvement.
· Horticulture Scholarship: George Staby has provided for one scholarship limited to current AGR undergraduates who are enrolled with a declared horticulture-related major in; among others, entomology, environmental horticulture, horticulture, landscape gardening, landscape horticulture, ornamental horticulture, pest control, plant breeding, plant pathology, plant science (with horticulture emphasis), pomology, and/or vegetable crops; who have completed at least three courses in the department of their declared major, supply a current transcript and send an essay. Financial need will not be a determinant in the selection process.
· 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 agrimarketing, journalism, advertising or public relations. This is not an academic scholarship. Financial needs 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 will receive strong consideration. One $250 scholarship will be awarded.
· Dairy Scholarship: Ole Meland has provided a scholarship to be presented annually to one AGR undergraduate who achieves high levels of excellence and is pursuing a major in, among others, dairy science, dairy husbandry, or animal science with a dairy option or emphasis. An undergraduate candidate at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo will be given preference.
· Gene Swackhamer/Ag Economics/Ag Business Scholarship: A scholarship of approximately will be presented annually to one AGR undergraduate who achieves high levels of excellence and is pursuing a major in agricultural economics, agribusiness, resource management or closely related field of study.
· Lindley Finch Memorial Grant: 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 will be given to students of Eta Chapter, Iowa State University.
· Kirby Barrick Scholarship/Agricultural Education: This fund provides one scholarship to a male student who plans to study Agricultural Education at a college with an AGR chapter. Payment of the scholarship is made once the student enrolls in Agricultural Education and is initiated into the local AGR chapter.
· Robert L. Oehrtman Scholarship Fund: The recipient must be enrolled as a full time student at their university and current brother of AGR, who has held leadership positions in their community, academics or religious affiliations. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
· Lester Smith Memorial Scholarship: This fund recognizes a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, Purdue-Delta chapter members who have demonstrated a financial need and a willingness to live by our Promise Statement and uphold the AGR values. Student must be living in the Fraternity house and studying and preparing for a career in or related to agriculture, who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, interest and ability in college, university and/or community extra-curricular activities. Award shall be up to $4,000.
· Harold Olson Scholarship: Alpha Gamma Rho undergraduate who has achieved high levels of excellence in scholarship, leadership, citizenship, brotherhood, activities and service. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.
· J. Wayne Rehn Scholarship: Sophomore or junior member of Alpha Gamma Rho, with preference given to Alpha Chapter members, who is majoring in pre-veterinary medicine 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. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
· Bill Sallee Scholarship: Alpha Gamma Rho Pi chapter members who truly have the financial need and exhibit leadership and citizenship traits like Bill Sallee including individual endeavor, resourcefulness, aggressive effort and a balanced lifestyle. One $500 scholarship will be awarded.
· Ted A. Priebe Excellence in Agricultural Marketing Communications Scholarship: Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded annually. One scholarship is designated for an Alpha Gamma Rho member and the second scholarship is designated for a female who is a member of Sigma Alpha Sorority, Agriculture Future of America (AFA), National Agricultural Communications of Tomorrow (ACT) or collegiate NAMA.
Application Deadline is November 20, 2017
**Additionally, FLM Harvest, shall offer under no obligation to the scholarship recipients, a paid internship upon selection.
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Those who apply for the Teb A. Priebe Excellence in Agricultural Marketing Communications Scholarship need to meet the following criteria:
- Desire to pursue a career in agricultural marketing communications.
- Is a sophomore or junior at their college or university
- Has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least a "B" average
- Demonstrates leadership and is successfully involved in student activities and clubs.
· Agricultural and Rural Policy Internship: Allan Johnson and Sara Wyant established this fund with the intent to annually award $5,000 for housing stipend and offer an internship opportunity in Washington, D.C. Candidates must have the following criteria:
- Be a Sophomore or Junior Alpha Gamma Rho member in good standing
- Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
- Pursuing an agricultural or food-related degree path
- Have demonstrated leadership and agricultural involvement
- Have demonstrated interest in agricultural or food policy
- Provide and essay, 500 words or less on "Agvocacy" and their agricultural or food policy interests
- Provide three letters of reference (one from institution, one from an AGR alumni, and one personal)
Further, the selected candidates who benefit from the Agricultural and Rural Policy Internship will be expected to do the following:
- Write a letter of appreciation for the internship/fellowship opportunity to the Fund Advisory Committee
- Complete Foundations in Personal Finance - Chapter 5 - Family, Friends & Philanthropy on AGRconnect and submit a copy of their AGRconnect transcript
- Attend and speak at the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter luncheon for formal introduction and welcome by the area alumni
- Assist Alpha Gamma Rho Home Office staff in an article for the SICKLE & SHEAF and other media channels
- Provide a presentation of their experience to their respective Alpha Gamma Rho chapter
- Attend Alpha Gamma Rho's Biennial National Convention and assist the Home Office Staff and the Convention Advisory Team in conducting a convention workshop
- Serve a three year term on the Fund Advisory Committee
Other Awards Available Through the Educational Foundation
· Marie Coe Housemother Memorial Awards: Appropriate awards and recognition are available to housemothers of Alpha Gamma Rho funded by the "Marie Coe Memorial (Housemother) Fund." The fraternity's award selection procedures are used to select the awards/recognition in three categories of achievement: management, cultural, length of service. The items of recognition, plus travel and lodging to the Leadership Seminars are funded through the "Marie Coe Memorial Fund." Deadline: April 30. Contact AGR Home Office for details or to submit a nomination.
· FFA Scholarship: The Foundation grants one scholarship to an FFA member who currently is an undergraduate or plans to attend a four-year institution with an accredited college of agriculture. Applications can be made to the National FFA Foundation. Applications can be secured from the National FFA Foundation or through local FFA Advisers and have a deadline of March 1.
· 4-H Scholarship: The Foundation grants one scholarship to a 4-H member who will be enrolled in the freshman year at an accredited college or university and is planning to major in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine or a closely related field. Applications can be secured from their 4-H leader and have a deadline of October 1.
· Matching Funds: Each chapter is eligible for of matching funds from the Foundation to be matched with $500 from the chapter to be utilized for scholarships, incentives, tutors, library improvements or other educational needs as determined by the chapter and submitted in a proposal for approval by the Foundation Board. These can be ongoing, year-round efforts.
Ronald Wayne Hurt Memorial Scholarship - Delta Chapter (Purdue University)
Purpose of the Scholarship: Provide support to undergraduate members of Delta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho who support the spirit and patriotism exemplified by Captain Ronald W. Hurt during his lifetime.
1. Member, in good standing, of Delta Chapter, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and involved in Fraternity activities
2. Student successfully involved in University related activities and clubs
3. Minimum GPA: 4.5/6.0
4. Sophomore, junior, or senior at Purdue University or a direct descendant of Ronald Hurt's Family
5. ROTC, military experience, or patriotism:
a. Current member of Purdue ROTC unit, member of military reserve, or active military or
b. Member of a family with prior United States military service by parents or grandparents or
c. Person with strong opinions on national patriotism as expressed in an essay required as part of the scholarship application
For more information:
Brad Garrison, Director of Development
10101 N Ambassador Drive
Phone: 816-891-9200 ext. 21
Email: [email protected]
Grant Bargfrede, Director of Chapter Advancement
10101 N Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153
Cell Phone: 515-783-4188
Office Phone: 816-891-9200 ext. 16
Email: [email protected]