The intent of this scholarship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to undergraduate students of at least sophomore standing who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0); who have a demonstrated financial need to meet their necessary college expenses; and who are majoring in or planning to major in a degree offered by the following academic departments, or successor departments: Department of Animal Science, Department of Plant Science, or the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education.