Financial Assistance

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) offers you one of the strongest scholarship programs at MU. Each year, CAFNR awards more than $750,000 in scholarships; more than half of which is awarded to incoming freshmen.


*Scholarships marked with an asterisk are available to freshmen.

  • Birkenholz Leadership Award
    For juniors or seniors in agricultural education who are former FFA members with outstanding leadership skills. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average above 2.75.
  • Eldon K. Ewalt Scholarship
    For students in Agricultural Education who intend to teach agriculture in public schools.
  • *Robert L. Hawkins Scholarship
    For CAFNR students from southwest Missouri studying to become secondary school agriculture teachers.
  • *Carl M. Humphrey Recognition Scholarship
    For students actively participating in the agricultural education program who intend to become secondary school agriculture teachers.
  • *Jerry L. Litton Memorial Fund
    For students with leadership potential as evidenced by active participation in FFA activities or an interest in agricultural journalism. Awards alternate between agricultural education and agricultural journalism.
  • *William Leslie Magruder Memorial Fund for Agriculture
    For students studying to become secondary school agriculture teachers, based on academic excellence, leadership, dedication and professional promise in the field.
  • Curtis Ross Weston Scholarship
    For undergraduate students majoring in agricultural education with emphasis area in agricultural mechanics.

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