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Your college education will be one of the most important financial investments you make during your life. Scholarships are one way to pay for college, and 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. CAFNR scholarships also are available to transfer and continuing students, and many departments have scholarships specifically for their students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $3,500 annually.

Please refer to the Division of Animal Sciences scholarship list for an overview of available scholarships.

If you qualify for the MU Curators Scholar Award (requires an ACT score of 28 or higher and top 5 percent of your Missouri high school graduating class), and enroll as a CAFNR student, CAFNR will automatically award you an additional $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to three years.

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Complete an application for Upperclass Scholarship.
  • Submit the MU scholarship application.
  • Apply for admission to MU.

The scholarship deadline for entering freshmen is Dec. 1 during your senior year in high school. Transfer and continuing students must submit their applications by Feb. 1 to be eligible for consideration.

Animal Sciences Scholarships

  • Ralph R. Anderson World Graduate Fund
    For animal sciences graduate students interested in endocrinology and physiology, who have financial need, a minimum 3.25 grade point average and high moral character. 
  • Dr. Daniel E. Brady Graduate Student Fund
    For graduate students studying the application of science to live animals, its components or products.  Preference is for students in the meat science field.  Minimum grade point average of 2.8 and demonstrated financial need are required. 
  • John R. Campbell Endowment for Student Scholarship & Educational Enrichment Fund
    For two animal sciences students; one is to the student with the highest grade point average and who has just earned an A in the introductory animal science course; one is to a student participating in CAFNR study abroad programs. 
  • *John W. Dickey Jr. Memorial Fund
    For animal sciences majors with preference for students interested in poultry science.
  • John A. Ficken Memorial Scholarship
    For juniors or seniors majoring in animal sciences with an interest in swine production. 
  • *Howard R. Hackler Memorial Scholarship
    For students with a farm background and an interest in Aberdeen Angus cattle. 
  • *Hatchery Section, Missouri State Poultry Association Scholarship
    For animal sciences majors who have an interest in poultry science.
  • W. R. Hechler Family Agriculture Fellowship Fund
    For graduate students in farm crops, soil science or animal sciences.
  • H.A. Herman Memorial A.I. Industry Scholarship
    For graduate students in the area of reproductive physiology. 
  • *C.R. Johnston-Farm Bureau Scholarship in Animal Sciences
    For undergraduate students majoring in animal sciences whose parents are members of Missouri Farm Bureau Federation.  Preference is for students with financial need.
  • Kempster-Heyle Poultry Science Fund
    For undergraduate or graduate students with interest in poultry science.  Based on scholastic excellence and financial need.
  • G. Dean Lindsey Scholarship
    For animal sciences pre-veterinary medicine majors with minimum 3.5 grade point average.  Preference is for students interested in large-animal veterinary medicine. 
  • Matteson Family Scholarship
    For students who are majoring in animal sciences and are Missouri residents. 

  • Frederick B. Miller Trust Scholarships
    For undergraduate students studying animal sciences.
  • J.C. (Jack) Miller Scholarship in Animal Sciences
    For juniors or seniors majoring in animal sciences.  Requirements are good academic performance, leadership and financial need.
  • *Mizzou Poultry Science Club Scholarship
    For students majoring in animal sciences with poultry science as their emphasis area.
  • Dr. Homer and Maxine Patrick Memorial Scholarship in Poultry Science
    Work-study awards are for juniors or seniors studying poultry science. Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and submit proposal of skills to be gained through work at the Rocheford Turkey Farm or in a poultry research lab.
  • William A. Powell Scholarship
    For sophomores, juniors or seniors who are the child of a member or employee of Mid-America Dairymen, Inc., now a part of Dairy Farmers of America.
  • Producers and Texas Livestock Marketing Association of Kansas City Scholarship
    For undergraduate students majoring in animal sciences and/or meat science.
  • Vincent A. Raaf Memorial Scholarship Fund
    For upperclass students majoring in animal sciences or agronomy who are residents of Missouri counties Osage, Callaway, Cole or Moniteau.
  • A.C. Ragsdale Scholarship in Dairy Science
    For seniors in animal sciences with career emphasis in dairy science.  Based on scholarship, leadership and participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Julia Rocheford Scholarship
    For students with financial need who are working at the Rocheford Turkey Research Farm.
  • Edwin C. Schwitzky Memorial Scolarship
    For MU Livestock Judging Team members; second preference is for animal sciences students interested in beef cattle. 
  • Lawrence and Louise Stark Student Aid Fund
    For internship or work-study support for students majoring in animal sciences. Based on financial need and satisfactory academic progress.
  • Dr. C. W. Turner Graduate Scholarship
    For animal sciences students with preference to those interested in dairy science.
  • Charles L. and Thelma F. Van Buren Scholarships
    For juniors or seniors who have special interest in farm management, agronomy, soil conservation, livestock production or human environmental sciences. Based on financial need as well as character, leadership and scholarship.
  • *Paul M. Vandiver Scholarship
    For CAFNR students who are majoring in animal sciences. 
  • Henry Jackson Waters Scholarship
    For juniors in animal sciences with strong supporting course work in animal nutrition. Based on good scholarship and interest in research and nutrition. 
  • Prudy Weidenheimer Memorial Scholarship
    For seniors majoring in animal sciences who have primary interest in horses. Based on academic performance, outstanding character, leadership potential and demonstrated service to fellow citizens.
  • *Randy Williams Memorial Scholarship
    For freshmen or sophomores who have been a member of FFA, have financial need, are residents of Missouri and have an interest in animal sciences.
  • John Sam Williamson Family Scholarship
    For sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in agronomy or animal sciences. 
  • Ernest M. and Marie M. Woods Scholarship
    For sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in animal sciences. Based on academic achievement and financial need.


Financial Aid

CAFNR also offers an in-house student loan program. Available only to CAFNR students, this program provides additional financial support.

Loans made through the program have a maximum repayment period of seven years; the interest rate is 8 percent. These loans are subsidized while you are enrolled, meaning no interest accrues until after you graduate or until your enrollment drops below half-time status.

For more information on the CAFNR Student Loan Program, contact the CAFNR Academic Programs Office at 573-882-8301 or toll-free at 888-682-2367.

For more information about financial aid, visit the MU Student Financial Aid Web site.