Students Encouraged to Apply for College of Agricultural Sciences Scholarships at Colorado State University

Incoming freshman and transfer students who plan to attend Colorado State University in fall 2005 are invited to apply for thousands of dollars in scholarship funds offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State.

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of scholarship donors, the College of Agricultural Sciences has more than 100 scholarship funds, which annually award more than $440,000 to students.

"The College of Agricultural Sciences has generous donors who have opened educational doors for students all over Colorado," said Lori Sims, assistant director of development. "The scholarships encourage students to meet their educational goals at Colorado State."

Criteria for each scholarship is determined by the donor and includes a wide variety of characteristics including grade point average, extra-curricular activities, major, financial need, leadership and career plans.

For example, the Orville and Catherine Johnson Memorial Scholarship is designated for high school or junior college transfer students from Logan or Washington Counties. Russell and Cinthia Johnson of Sterling established this scholarship in memory of his parents. The National Western Stockshow Scholarship, based on leadership, need, career potential, attitude initiative and grade point average, is open to majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences related to the livestock industry, former exhibitors or contestants in National Western Stock Show or Fall Classic. Freshman, eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors will be considered for the scholarship.

"Today’s agricultural majors and career opportunities are more diverse than ever before," said Marc Johnson, vice provost of Agriculture and Outreach and dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. "With these scholarships, students will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to work in agricultural fields, agriculture-related corporations, food production industries, horticulture, government and research here in the United States and abroad."   

The application deadline is March 1. The application is available online for students at All students who apply are considered for the scholarship for which they are eligible in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

The list of scholarships is available at, as well as a link to RAMweb, where application materials and information can be accessed. For information on enrollment, scholarships and majors within the College of Agricultural Sciences, visit