Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agricultural sciences, or successor academic unit, who are majoring or planning to major in Biological Engineering or majoring in or planning to major in BioRenewable Systems, or successor degree programs, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, who demonstrate leadership qualities through active participation in the Penn State branch of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers or the Penn State Agricultural Systems Management Club, or successor organizations, and, to the extent permitted by law, are citizens of the United States. First preference shall be given to students who express an interest in teaching or research. If no students meet the first preference in a given year or if there are sufficient funds to award additional scholarships beyond the eligible recipients who meet the first preference, available funds will be awarded to any student based on the general eligibility criteria, regardless of preference.