Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (ENSC Major) Undergraduate Scholarships

Apply through the CALS web site Prospective Students tab, on the Awards, Scholarships and Financial Aid web page. Application forms open November 15 and close March 1 unless otherwise noted below. One application is good for all CALS and CSES undergraduate scholarships. Students may submit multiple career plans and their essay may reflect multiple areas of interest in order to target one or more of the following scholarships. Any additional information beyond that requested on the CALS web site application form can be sent to the specific “Scholarship” link. Examples may include a resume or short letter of reference.

Minimum requirements for GPA may occur but are not listed. Minimum hours passed or class standing pertain to at the end of the second summer term after application. For example, if the scholarship requires senior standing, the student may apply as a junior as long as they become a senior before the following fall semester. Scholarships are awarded per academic year to students enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more per semester) in the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences or in the Agricultural Technology Program (Turfgrass Management option). Students who graduate in December are not excluded. Scholarships (marked with *) are awarded to students at annual professional meetings.

Gerald D. McCart Scholarship:  Established for incoming freshman undergraduate students majoring in ENSC. Eligibility: prior-residents of the Virginia counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickinson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe, or cities contiguous to these counties. If none apply from those areas, other Virginia residents will be considered. Send email to: Scholarships. Based on academic achievement and financial need.

John D. And Mary R. Pendleton Scholarship:  Two awards established for undergraduate students majoring in ENSC in the area of environmental soil science or soil chemistry. Eligibility: Must have completed 60 hours. Send email to: Scholarships. Based on academic and extracurricular achievement.

Virginia Soil Scientist Scholarship:  Established for undergraduate students majoring in ENSC, especially those on track to take 15 hours of soils. Send email to: Scholarships. Based on academic and extracurricular achievement and financial need.

The Thompson Scholarship for Environmental Science (Donors Beth and Thomas Thompson): Provides support for outstanding students in the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, majoring in Environmental Science. Preference shall be given to students with financial need.