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Agricultural Communication Scholarships

Purdue Agricultural Communication awards scholarship awards to outstanding students thanks to the support of our donors.

We are still accepting applications for the 2022 Tom Budd Indiana Prairie Farmer Outstanding Freshman in Agricultural Communication Award. Application instructions appear below. The applications for all other scholarships were due February 25, 2022.

To apply for other Purdue University and College of Agriculture scholarships, visit the Purdue Scholarship Universe website.

Tom Budd Indiana Prairie Farmer Outstanding Freshman in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes a qualified incoming freshman based on scholarship, extracurricular activities, and commitment to the Agricultural Communication program at Purdue. The winner receives a plaque and a $500 scholarship award. In addition, the student will be interviewed for a feature story in Indiana Prairie Farmer upon arriving to campus in the fall. Application: PDF

Application information will be posted this fall. Applications typically due in January.

Outstanding Sophomore in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes and rewards a qualified sophomore's contributions to the public understanding of agriculture, outstanding academic performance, and involvement in professional and community activities. Applicants must be sophomores (at least 30 credits and no more than 60) in the fall of the next year that they apply. The winner receives a $500 scholarship award. Applications require a 250-word statement, resume, and academic transcript.

Application information will be posted this fall. Applications typically due in January.

Farmer's Exchange Outstanding Junior in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes and rewards a qualified junior for outstanding academic performance, outstanding journalistic performance and potential, professional and community involvement, and contributions to the public understanding of agriculture. Applicants must be juniors (at least 60 credits and no more than 90) in the fall of the next year that they apply. The winner receives a $500 scholarship award. Applications require a 250-word statement, resume, and academic transcript.

Application information will be posted this fall. Applications typically due in January.

Farm Bureau Outstanding Senior in Agricultural Communication Award

This award recognizes and rewards a qualified senior for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of agriculture, academic performance, and involvement in professional and community activities. Applicants must be a seniors (at least 90 credits) in the fall of the next year that they apply. The winner receives a $500 scholarship award. Applications require a 250-word statement, resume, and academic transcript.

Application information will be posted this fall. Applications typically due in January.

Recent Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship recipients.

Mina Reising
Tom Budd Outstanding Freshman in Agricultural Communication Award (sponsored by Indiana Prairie Farmer)

Allison Lund
Outstanding Sophomore in Agricultural Communication Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)

Mallori McGraw
Outstanding Sophomore in Agricultural Communication Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)

Tomi Harrod
The Farmer's Exchange Outstanding Junior in Agricultural Communication Award and Agricultural Communication Outstanding Junior Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)

Claire Baney
ricultural Communication Outstanding Junior Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)

Laura Barrett
Indiana Farm Bureau Outstanding Senior in Agricultural Communication Award and Agricultural Communication Outstanding Senior Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)

Kari Slagel
Indiana Farm Bureau Outstanding Senior in Agricultural Communication Award and Agricultural Communication Outstanding Senior Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)

Kirsten Mehling
Agricultural Communication Outstanding Senior Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)

Macey Orme
Agricultural Communication Outstanding Senior Award (sponsored by the Richard and Carmen Alexander Agricultural Communication Fund)