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Scholarships

PaSS Undergraduate Student Scholarships:

 

The Tedrowe and Sandra Bowles Coulter Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in plant and soil sciences.

The Tedrowe and Sandra Bowles Coulter Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the Coulter estate in 2009.  Tedrowe Coulter grew up on a farm in Tonkawa, OK.  His dream was to attend OSU and graduate in agronomy.  In order to accomplish this, Tedrowe had to hitch-hike round trip from Stillwater to Tonkawa every weekend in order to help his mother, a widow, maintain the family farm.  In 1969 Tedrowe married Sandra Bowles, a teacher living in San Francisco.  Sandra was known for delivering homemade meals to the workers at harvest which resembled those in a gourmet restaurant.  The days were long, but Tedrowe and Sandra were a team.  And they were very successful.  Tedrowe served on the Board of the National Wheat Growers Association.  The Coulters were also very active in politics involving farmers.  This scholarship is a living testament to their hard work, love of OSU, and their many outstanding contributions to Oklahoma.

 

John D. Fellers and Karen Howell Endowed Scholarship

John D. Fellers and Karen Howell Endowed Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in plant and soil sciences.  The student must exemplify a strong ambition and true initiative in the pursuit of a degree and have a high grade point average.

This scholarship is renewable.

 

Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association Scholarship

Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association Scholarship this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore student who is enrolled in plant and soil sciences with a special interest in crop science.  Preference is given to members of the Agronomy Club or Soil and Water Conservation Club.

 

P. E. Harrill Scholarship

P. E. Harrill Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. P. E. Harrill because of his commitment to OSU and the Board of Regents.  Mr. Harrill was born in 1889 and a native of North Carolina, coming to Oklahoma in 1923.  He served on the Oklahoma A & M Board of Regents from 1945 – 1962.

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior student majoring in plant and soil sciences and may be renewed for a second year. This scholarship is based on academic and leadership skills.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

Frank F. Davies Memorial Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences

Frank F. Davies Memorial Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences was established in 1996 by former student Merrill B. Burruss for his admiration of Mr. Davies.  Mr. Davies graduated from Oklahoma A & M College in 1937 with a B.S. degree in Agronomy and a M. S. degree in Agronomy in 1940.  Mr. Davies was a faculty member in the Agronomy Department until his retirement in 1971.

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in plant and soil sciences.
The student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have completed at least one semester of school.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

Elbert W. Pogue Memorial Scholarship

Elbert W. Pogue Memorial Scholarship was established by four grandsons of Mr. Pogue.  Mr. Pogue was born March 29, 1891, in Greenwood, Arkansas.  In 1907 he moved to Stigler, Oklahoma.  In 1912 he attended Oklahoma A & M College and later joined the Army and served in Peking, China, but he broke his leg and was discharged.  In 1917 he returned to Tulsa to work in the oilfield and began a successful career in farming.  He planted apple and plum orchards and grew agriculture crops in the bottomland areas of the Arkansas and Cimarron Rivers.

 

Oliver “Buck” and Bessie Brensing Undergraduate and Graduate Centennial Scholarship

Oliver “Buck” and Bessie Brensing Undergraduate and Graduate Centennial Scholarship were established by Buck and Bessie Brensing.  The Centennial Scholarship is designed to commemorate the 100 years since the establishment of Oklahoma State University in 1889.  Buck Brensing was born and raised near Skeedee, Oklahoma, northeast of Stillwater in Pawnee County.  He was a varsity football player at Oklahoma A & M and obtained his degree in Agronomy.  He first started work for the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1928 as a soil Surveyor.  He participated in much of the early soil fertility that was conducted in the Agronomy Department, and retired as an Assistant Professor of Agronomy in 1971.

This $1,000 scholarship is renewable for four years.  It is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in plant and soil sciences.
DEADLINE: Freshman – February 1. Continuing/Transfer – January 15.

 

Buck and Irene Clements Centennial Scholarship

Buck and Irene Clements Centennial Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences was established by Buck and Irene Clements. Mr. Buck Clements is a long time resident and farmer in Oklahoma. He and Irene grew up on farms in southern Oklahoma during the depression. They bought their first farm of 300 acres near Ninnekah (just south of Chickasha) in 1947, and have utilized and fostered conservation farming practices since that time. Buck served for many years in the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Soil Conservation Service, retiring as Deputy State Conservationist for Oklahoma. Upon retirement he returned to wheat and cattle farming at Ninnekah. He was honored by receiving the Farm Family of the Year Award at the Oklahoma Farm Bureau.

This $1,000 scholarship renewable for four years. It is awarded to a top high school senior planning to major in plant and soil sciences. The student must have a 3.0 GPA or above.

DEADLINE: February 1.

 

Oklahoma Seed Trade Association Scholarship

Oklahoma Seed Trade Association Scholarship the $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time plant and soil sciences student interested in a seed production or marketing career.  Preference will be given to members of the OSU Agronomy Club or Soil and Water Conservation Club.

 

Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association Scholarship

Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association Scholarship this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time plant and soil sciences undergraduate student.

 

John and Francis Wald Memorial Scholarship

John and Francis Wald Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999.  John Francis Wald was raised in Lone Wolf, OK and received a B. S. in Agronomy from Oklahoma A & M in 1940.  While attending OSU, John hitchhiked to get from Lone Wolf to Stillwater and back home.  Soon after graduation, he found himself involved in World War II and was killed in action in 1942.  John’s sister Rose Marie (Wald) Coon and her husband (Dr. Lewis H. Coon) of Charleston, IL established the memorial fund as a means of honoring her brother.

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a plant and soil sciences student completing their sophomore year with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5.  The recipient may reapply for their senior year.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

Wesley Meinders Memorial Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences

Wesley Meinders Memorial Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences was established in 1997 to honor Mr. Meinders by Mrs. Hildred Meinders.  Mr. Meinders began his education at OSU by earning an Agronomy B.S. degree in 1936.  As an attorney, he established a private law office in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

This $400 scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in plant and soil sciences
DEADLINE: Freshman – February 1. Continuing/Transfer – January 15.

 

Dr. Roy A. Chessmore Scholarship

Dr. Roy A. Chessmore Scholarship was funded by a grant from the trustees of the Kerr Foundation in honor of Dr. Roy A. Chessmore’s lifelong work with farm families in southern and southeastern Oklahoma.  Dr. Chessmore was particularly active in the area of pasture management.  Roy was born September 23, 1913, on a farm near Oklahoma City.  The family later moved to a farm north of Stillwater.  Roy graduated from Oklahoma A & M College with a B. S. degree in Field Crops in 1941.  He was active in the Agronomy Club, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Zeta, was a member of the Crops Judging Team, and was an honor student throughout his college career.  Roy served in the U. S. Army Air Force in World War II and then came back to Oklahoma A & M to get his M. S. in Field Crops in 1948.  Roy then went to the University of Nebraska where he received his Ph.D. degree in Plant Breeding and Pasture Management in 1952.  Dr. Chessmore has always been interested in farming, farm people, and the youth of our state.  He dedicated his life’s work to improving Oklahoma Agriculture, which in turn worked for the betterment of people in all walks of life in our state.  Dr. Chessmore resigned in 1952 to accept a position as Plant Breeder at the Noble Foundation in Ardmore.  He was awarded the Master Professional Agronomist in 1966.

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student in plant and soil sciences whose area of study is forage management or soil sciences.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

Billy B. Tucker Undergraduate Scholarship

Billy B. Tucker Undergraduate Scholarship was established by Dr. Billy B. Tucker, former Regents Professor of Agronomy at Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Tucker spent his professional career conducting research and education programs in the areas of soil fertility and plant nutrition/soil chemistry.  He has been instrumental in guiding the lives of many graduate students during his tenure.

This $300 scholarship is awarded to a full-time plant and soil sciences undergraduate student. Preference will be given to students interested in soils or a member of the OSU Agronomy Club or Soil and Water Conservation Club.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

Oklahoma Agribusiness Retailers Association Scholarship

Oklahoma Agribusiness Retailers Association Scholarship this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a qualified, full-time plant and soil sciences student interested in soils or plant protection.  Preference is given to members of the OSU Agronomy Club or Soil and Water Conservation Club.

 

Dale H. Johnston Memorial Scholarship

Dale H. Johnston Memorial Scholarship was established by the Johnston Seed Company of Enid, OK to honor its founder.  Johnston Seed Company is quite active in Oklahoma, with many elevators around the state.  They also have a barge terminal at the Port of Catoosa near Tulsa.  They sell seed worldwide.

This $1,000 scholarship is available to a junior or senior in plant and soil sciences with
a special interest in seed production, processing, or research.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

Dr. Kevin Donnelly OSU Crops Team Scholarship

Dr. Kevin Donnelly OSU Crops Team Scholarship was established by Dr. Kevin Donnelly in 2000.  Dr. Donnelly was a faculty member in Plant and Soil Sciences from 1982-1998.  He was the advisor for the Agronomy Club and the Crops Team.  Dr. Donnelly left OSU to become the Assistant Dean, Agriculture-Academic Programs, at Kansas State University.

This $750 scholarship is available to a qualified full-time student enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and be an active member of the OSU Crops Team, in the year the scholarship is awarded.
DEADLINE: Freshman – February 1. Continuing/Transfer – January 15.

 

Hi Staten Memorial Scholarship

Hi Staten Memorial Scholarship was established in 1959 in memory of the late Hi W. Staten, Professor of Agronomy, for his outstanding contributions to Crop Improvement.  He was reared on a farm in Lincoln County and received his B. S. and M. S. degree at OSU.  He was selected as the Outstanding University student in 1924.  He was a state and nationally prominent agronomist, widely known researcher and teacher.  Numerous friends and family members have contributed to this scholarship over the years.

This $600 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding plant and soil sciences sophomore student in field crops.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

Melvin and Mary Jones President’s Distinguished Scholarship

Melvin and Mary Jones President’s Distinguished Scholarship was established in 1975.  Melvin Jones was born near Boswell, Ok on May 29, 1921, the seventh child in a family of nine children.  The family moved to a rented farm near Purcell in McClain County.  Melvin received his B. S. in Agronomy from Oklahoma A & M in 1942, his M. S. in Agronomy at Oklahoma State University in 1943, and his Ph. D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics at the University of Nebraska in 1945 at the age of 24.  Melvin Jones is an eminent Oklahoma philanthropist who had enjoyed success as an educator, an author, a scientist, a diplomat, and business executive.

This $2,200 scholarship is renewable for four years.  It is awarded to an incoming freshman enrolled as a full-time student in plant and soil sciences.
DEADLINE: February 1.

 

Presidents Distinguished Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences

Presidents Distinguished Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences this $2,000 scholarship is renewable for four years.  It is awarded to an incoming freshman enrolled as a full-time student in plant and soil sciences.

 


Fenton and Evlyn Gray Memorial Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences

Fenton and Evlyn Gray Memorial Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences was established in 1984. It was originally a family scholarship, but the name was later changed by their five children to honor the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Gray. Dr. Gray dedicated 31 years to the Department as a Professor.

 

Sitlington Outstanding Plant and Soil Sciences Student Scholarship

Sitlington Outstanding Plant and Soil Sciences Student Scholarship is a Centennial Scholarship.  Walter “Bill” Sitlington was an only child who lived most of his life on the family farm with his parents.  They were hard working, frugal, Oklahoma County farmers.  In the 1940’s, oil was discovered on the Sitlington property and they used the proceeds to buy more land.  They raised crops and had large herds of cattle and sheep.  They also managed and invested their money wisely.  Prior to his death in 1996, Sitlington anonymously donated $2.3 million in land, cash, and securities to OSU to support research and scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine.  When he died, he left an additional $6.5 million to OSU for research that will help improve the economic well being of farmers and insure the world’s food supply.  The Sitlington farm was located on what is now “Gulardia Golf and Country Club” in NW Oklahoma City. 

This $6,000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding full-time senior in plant and soil sciences.
DEADLINE: January 15.

 

John D. Fellers and Karen Howell Endowed Scholarship

John D. Fellers and Karen Howell Endowed Scholarship in Plant and Soil Sciences this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in plant and soil sciences.  The student must exemplify a strong ambition and true initiative in the pursuit of a degree and have a high grade point average. This scholarship is renewable.

 

Rhea Foraker Memorial Scholarship

Rhea Foraker Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Professor Rhea W. Foraker.  Rhea served a number of years in the O.S.U. Cooperative Extension Service in the 1950’s and early 60’s.  In 1962 he became a faculty member of the Agronomy Department and served in a campus-based position until 1964 when he assumed the assignment of Superintendent, Sandyland Research Station, Mangum.  When Rhea died in 1986 he was serving as Superintendent, Southwestern Field Stations (Mangum, Altus, and Tipton) and also served as Area Agronomist.

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time freshman student from Southwestern Oklahoma enrolled in plant and soil sciences.
DEADLINE: February 1.

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