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Agriculture Scholarships

Tennessee Tech offers over 550 scholarships campus-wide.  Scholarship application through ScholarWeb is required for all University scholarships and ensures that as an Agriculture major, you are reviewed for all of the scholarships that the School of Agriculture awards. 

Below is a list of all the Agriculture Scholarships available.  If you have any questions about any of these, please contact the Scholarship Manager at (931) 372-6159 or e-mail


  • Jerry and Betty Williams Rose Scholarship

    $5,000 per year

    Preference given to AGBE or AGED major who has served as or is a state officer in FFA.  (Other criteria listed if no student qualifies under the guidance for major and state officer).  Preference given to superior academic record, excellent overall leadership record, and native of Upper Cumberland. Student may continue to receive the same scholarship if they maintain a 3.0.

  • W. Clyde and Marie Hyder Scholarships

    $1,000 - $2,500

    The scholarship committee, in selecting recipients, will consider financial need, but shall not make it a mandatory condition for eligibility.  The recipient must be a prospective or current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies.  He or she must be a prospective or full-time student enrolled in the School who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree.  He or she must, if an entering freshman, receive a letter of recommendation from his/her high school principal and the vocational agriculture instructor if applicable.

  • Ag Foundation W. Clyde Hyder Scholarship


    This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a minimum of 89 semester hours who has achieved the highest GPA in the School of Agriculture at the time of selection.  He or she should plan to be enrolled for two additional semesters.

  • Tennessee Farmers Cooperative Scholarships

    (five at $1,500 each)

    Criteria for selection include the following requirements:

    1. 80% of recipients shall be sophomores, juniors or seniors;
    2. the recipient shall be majoring in a discipline or program administered by the School of Agriculture;
    3. the recipient must have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater;
    4. the recipient’s family must be a member of a local member cooperative that is part of the Tennessee Farmers Co-op system.

  • Tech Garden Club/Ruby Marson Scholarship

     (two at $1,250)

    Recipient must have at least 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all agriculture courses. Candidate should be a senior, but may be a junior who will have senior standing at the beginning of Spring semester and must plan on completing a degree in Horticulture or Nursery/Landscape Management.  Selection Committee should also take into consideration any work scholarships held by the candidate, his or her financial need and other scholarships/awards awarded to the candidate.

  • James and Mevolyn Haston Agriculture Scholarship


    The recipient must be a prospective or current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies.  Must major in Agriculture.  Preference should be given to students from Van Buren County.  If there are no eligible students from this county, any student will be eligible. 

  • Major Shipley Scholarships

    ($4000 total; $1,000 or $2,000 each)

    Major Shipley Scholarships($4000 total; $1,000 or $2,000 each) Awards shall be made on the basis of need and academic performance.  Preference will be given to students from Tennessee.

  • Ag Foundation Work Scholarships

    $500, $750 or $1,000

    Need shall be a factor and the recipients will assist a faculty member for one hour for every $10 of scholarship funds awarded to them.  The student would work 50 hours in the Fall and 50 hours in the Spring for a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Farm Credit Services Scholarship


    Scholarships are to be awarded to students who are incoming or current students.  They are to be in their freshman, sophomore or junior years.  They are to be from one of the counties served by Farm Credit Services.  The recipient will be evaluated as to character, leadership ability, financial need and scholastic achievement.  Recipient must be a graduate of a public, non-sectarian secondary school located in Tennessee; must be a freshman entering the School of Human Ecology; must have had an overall GPA of at least a "B".

  • John Hendrix Scholarship


    The recipient must be a current student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies who is a junior or senior enrolled in and pursuing a degree within the School of Agriculture.  The recipient must be from one of the following Tennessee counties: Cannon, Clay, Coffee, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Rutherford, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, White, or Wilson or from Powell High School in Knoxville or from the Model Laboratory School in Richmond, Kentucky.  Selection should be based on financial need and academic achievement (approximately 50% each). 

  • William and Dorothy McClanahan Pease Memorial Scholarship


    The recipient must be a sophomore Agriculture student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies.  Must have a "B" average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).  Must have a background in farming. Renewable.

  •  Dr. Sherlie West/York Institute Scholarship


    Awarded to a graduate of York Institute after successfully completing a year at Tennessee Tech majoring in Agriculture.

  • Rehabilitation Corporation of Tennessee

    (two at $1,000)

    Assigned to students on the basis of need, effort, and the student’s serious intention toward his or her work.  Must be a citizen of Tennessee from a rural area with an agricultural background and in need of outside financial help to enter or remain in college.  The student shall be deserving of a scholarship and worthy of financial assistance.  The student may be in any year of his or her academic work.  The same student may receive a scholarship for a subsequent year.

  • Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Scholarship


    Awarded to a student majoring in Horticulture or Nursery/Landscape Management.

  • Tommy Burks Scholarship


    Awarded to incoming freshman from the district Senator Tommy Burks represented: Putnam, DeKalb, Cannon, Coffee, Pickett, Clay, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, White, Overton, and Jackson counties.  Must have had involvement in high school activities such as 4-H, FFA, athletic teams, or organized school clubs.  Financial need may be a consideration. 

  • Clark Farms Scholarship


    The recipient must be a prospective or current student majoring in Agriculture in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies.

  • Dr. Edwin E. Lamberth Scholarship


    Awarded to a prospective or current student in good standing enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree in Agriculture with first preference for students enrolled in Ag. Education.  May retain the scholarship for up to 8 semesters provided he/she continues to make satisfactory progress. 

  • Harold Funk Award


    The recipient shall be a student majoring in Horticulture or Nursery/Landscape Management. Selections will be made on the basis of scholarship, need and interest in the plant field. 

  • S.L. Officer Scholarship Endowment in Agriculture


    Any student who meets the following criteria will be eligible to receive a scholarship. Recipient must be a current Agriculture student in good standing in accordance with current institutional policies.  Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student.  Must maintain a minimum "B" average.  The scholarship will be renewable so long as the minimum grade average is maintained.

  • Putnam County Farm Bureau


    The recipient must be a member or a child of a member of the Putnam County Farm Bureau.  First choice should go to an incoming freshman.

  • Scott Memorial Scholarship


    Recipient must have farm experience and be from the Upper Cumberland – Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, or White County.

  • Tennessee Council of Cooperatives


    Awarded to a student in his or her junior year who is a resident of Tennessee and has at least a 2.5 overall GPA.

  • Dr. Sumner Griffin Agriculture Award


    To be awarded to a senior at the Agriculture Award Banquet.  The recipient must be a senior agriculture major in good standing.

  • Huddleston Agricultural Academic Award


    Awarded to the rising junior with the highest overall GPA who has completed between 45 and 72 semester hours at the end of Fall semester.

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