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Grants and Fellowships for Students

The following is a list of grant or fellowship opportunities for graduate students. Funding agencies may differ on eligibility requirements and the amount of funds available.  This alphabetically ordered list is not exhaustive, but includes some opportunities which may be of interest to horticultural students.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

“Advancing educational and professional opportunities for women”. Supports dissertation or research publication writing for women pursuing a Ph.D.  https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

“The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry.”  https://www.asev.org/scholarship-programs

Ford Foundation Fellowships

“The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.” https://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Fulbright US Student Program

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.” https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Graduate & Professional Student Travel & Registration Grants

GPSA provides financial assistance in the form of travel and registration grants for WSU Pullman fee paying graduate and professional students. https://www.gpsa.wsu.edu/programs/travel-registration-grants/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

“Assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree”. https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

The International Peace Scholarship Fund

Supports the advancement of women through scholarship pursuing a M.S. or pre-candidate Ph.D. https://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-international-peace-scholarship-ips

NSF – Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

“Supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines”.  Supports both M.S. and Ph.D. students. https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA)

“To encourage study and research in the area of organic agriculture, OCIA Research & Education awards an annual… scholarship to a graduate student studying organic and sustainable agriculture.” https://ocia.org/research-education/scholarships/

USDA AFRI Education and Workforce development (EWD)

“Developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences”. Supports Ph.D. candidates in an agricultural field. https://nifa.usda.gov/program/afri-education-workforce-development

Western SARE Graduate Student Grants

“This grant program involves full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited university of Western U.S., their academic advisor (applicant), and producers implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. ” https://www.westernsare.org/Grants