Awards and Scholarships


Recognizing Outstanding Seniors in Agronomy, Crop, Soil, & Environmental Sciences

The National Student Recognition Program recognizes outstanding seniors at a four-year institution and second year students at a two-year institution that has an active chapter affiliated with the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES) and is a current member of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and/or Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).  The program is supported by the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA and recipients receive a plaque and recognition in the April issue of CSA News.
Students should be nominated a faculty department representative or club advisor. 


Scholarships and Fellowships

We invited self-nominations for undergrad/grad ASA, CSSA, SSSA Scholarships & Fellowships ($135,500 available), and Golden Opportunity Scholars for undergrads.
. All of the following awards allow for self-nominations. Click on the title of the scholarship for details and application instructions:

J. Fielding Reed Scholarship – for students pursuing a career in soil or plant sciences, 2 awards @ $2000

Cross-Cultural Experience Program – for students participating in study-abroad programs, 4 awards @ $3000

Frank D. Keim Graduate Fellowship – for un­dergraduate student recipients of the National Student Recognition Program pursuing a graduate degree, 3 awards @ $3000

Hubert J. Byrd Sr. Scholarship – for undergraduate students pursuing careers as professional consulting soil scientists, 2 @ $1000

Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship – (April 30 deadline) – pursuing a career in soil and water conservation, 1 award @ $3000

Golden Opportunity Scholars – pairs talented students with mentors to help cultivate networks to develop the necessary workforce to sustain the agronomy, crops, and soils professions. Selected students get all-expenses paid to attend the Annual Meetings including sessions designed specially for them and their mentors.


2018 Spring Meeting

The 2018 Spring Meeting will be hosted by the University of Lincoln-Nebraska April 12-14, 2018.  Check out their website for more information here.