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Student Awards

Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences are recognized for academic achievement, leadership skills, and contributions to the college and the community. Awards include the Outstanding Senior Award, Outstanding Student Award, Alumni Society Trustee Scholarship Award, Scholarship Award, and the Internship Award.

The Internship award, established in 1986, is a competitive awards program designed to encourage undergraduate students to participate in internships. The Society recognizes the importance of planned on-the-job learning experience to adequately prepare students for today's competitive job market. The Ag Alumni Society has distributed over $201,000 in internship awards benefiting 300 students.

Scholarship funding is provided through the Ag Alumni Society Scholarship Endowment established in 1971. Scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of their academic standing, financial need, and recommendations from professors. Since the inception of the endowment, the Ag Alumni Society has awarded $338,237 in scholarships benefiting more than 360 students.

Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have a demonstrated financial need are the beneficiaries of a new scholarship endowment created in 2014 by the college's alumni society. With a $100,000 gift, the group created the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society Trustee Scholarship.

This award is sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society with the Coaly Agricultural Student Honor Society's involvement in the recruitment and selection process. Selection for this prestigious award is based on nominees' academic achievement, their leadership in college clubs and organizations, an application essay, a personal interview with the selection committee, and an evaluation of their contributions to the University and community.

This award is presented to students who are judged to be outstanding "all-around" students. The recipients are individuals who are strong academically, who have demonstrated leadership potential, and have the interest and the persistence to achieve their goals.