Cargill Global Scholars Program 2016-2017 Launch

Posted: December 9, 2016

Cargill and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2016-2017 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle.

The Cargill Global Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year at This program is a unique scholarship and leadership development opportunity for freshman and sophomore students in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management. Application deadline is March 1, 2017. Students in the following fields of interest are encouraged to apply:

  • Agriculture Related Fields
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Food Science
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy

Ten scholars will be chosen in the United States for the fifth cohort of the Cargill Global Scholars Program. The scholars will receive:

  • Annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to two years
  • Fully funded travel and participation to attend two Leadership Development Seminars held during Summer 2017 and Summer 2018
  • In-person networking with fellow scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia
  • One-on-one mentorship from Cargill executives in the United States and abroad

We look forward to receiving more applications for this year’s competition from eligible Penn State University students who:

  • Are in their freshman or sophomore year of undergraduate studies
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate high academic performance and leadership potential

For any questions, please contact the program team at IIE:1-844-803-9887 (toll-free) or e-mail us at: To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program, please visit: