Freshman Scholarships in the School of ABAS are available to students majoring in
some phase of Agriculture. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of specific requirements
of the donor, academic performance, financial need and student involvement in extracurricular
Applications for scholarships are received by April 1, evaluated by the department
faculty, personal interviews are conducted, and recipients are announced by individual
letters to the students as quickly as possible after the interviews.
One-half of the monetary award is available during registration of the following fall
semester. Scholarship applicants will be re-evaluated at the end of the fall semester
to verify they have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above, and will then be eligible to
receive the second half of the scholarship for the spring semester. Click here to download a Freshman Scholarship Application.
Specific scholarships available include the following:
- Agriculture Faculty and Staff Scholarships - 3 @ total of $1750.00; Three scholarships
are awarded to the top three individuals in the Agriculture Academic Exposition each
year. This contest includes twelve basic agriculture areas and youth from across the
state compete annually.
- Tennessee Farmers Cooperative - 2 @ $1200; Special Requirements: student or parents
must be a voting member of a local farm supply cooperative. Must be a resident of
- Kiwanis Club of Murfreesboro - I @ $500.00; Student should be entering Freshman year
and be a native of Rutherford County.
- Flora Tarwater Beck - 2 @ $1,000.00; Criteria including economic need, demonstrated
ability to successfully complete a degree, with priority given to residents of Rhea
and Bledsoe counties.
- Rehabilitation Corporation of Tennessee - 2 @ $1,200.00; Criteria include economic
need, ability to successfully complete degree, involvement in extra-curricular activities
and recipient must be a resident of Tennessee and have an agricultural background.
- Farm Credit Services - 1 @ $1,000.00; Criteria include membership in Farm Credit Services
grade point average, extra-curricular activities, and potential to succeed in a degree