Consideration for this scholarship shall be given with the intent to provide to financial assistance to all full-time undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in Plant Sciences with the Agroecology or Crop Production option, or successor degree program(s), or Environmental Resource Management with the Soil Science option, or successor degree program(s), and to graduate students majoring in Agronomy or Soil Science, or successor degree program(s). Eligible recipients shall have achieved superior academic records or manifest promise of outstanding academic success.