Women in Ag Scholarship Available!

Mississippi Women for Agriculture-Dianne Evans Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Description

In keeping with the mission “to empower women in agriculture through education, involvement, and action,” the Mississippi Women for Agriculture organization (MWA), along with the family of Dianne Evans, is offering a $500 scholarship for women who are full time ag students.  Students entering their junior or senior year in college, and graduate students are invited to apply. Applicants must demonstrate how the degree they are seeking relates to agriculture. Female residents of Mississippi who are enrolled full time in a 4-year university who can demonstrate need for a scholarship are invited to apply.


Scholarship applicants must submit the following:


  1. Proof of residence in Mississippi.


  1. Official college transcript showing college work completed to date,

and GPA, which must be 2.5 or above.


  1. Tuition invoice and class schedule to verify enrollment in university course work.


  1. Statement (500 words or less) about personal career goals for working in agriculture, how this scholarship will support academic pursuits, and why the scholarship is needed.


  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation verifying why applicant fits criteria.


  1. Application form with items listed above by annual deadline – February 7.


One applicant will receive the scholarship each year at the annual spring meeting of Mississippi Women for Agriculture.   All personal information will be kept confidential. The winner’s name will be posted on the MWA website at least one week prior to the MWA Annual Meeting.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:


·         Desire to work in the field of agriculture. . . .  40 points

·         Financial need. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   30 points

·         Academic record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20 points

·         Extra-curricular activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   10 points

The scholarship recipient will be invited to attend the MWA annual meeting where she will be recognized for her accomplishments, and asked to sign a release form for publishing photos.
Mississippi Women for Agriculture-Dianne Evans Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Application Form

Name: _______________________________________________________________

Permanent Address: ____________________________________________________

Home Phone: _____________________________ Cell Phone: __________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________

College or University Attending: __________________________________________

College or University Address: ____________________________________________

College or University Phone Number: ______________________________________

Major: ____________________________ Minor: _____________________________

Year: (Please circle one)                Junior                  Senior              Graduate Student

GPA: _____________ Enrolled full time for current academic year: ___ Yes ___ No

Describe your career goals for working in agriculture and how this scholarship will support you in your academic pursuits. (500 words or less) (Attached: ___ Yes ___ No)


Names of references that will be providing letters:

(1) _________________________________

(2) _________________________________

I verify this information is true to the best of my knowledge.


Send completed Application package with required documentation to:

Mississippi Women for Agriculture-Dianne Evans Memorial Scholarship

P. O. Box 9745 (School of Human Sciences, Lloyd Ricks Watson Hall)

Mississippi State, MS  39762


Applications are due to the above address by Friday, February 7, 2014


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