SD Chapter of ASFMRA SDSU Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Date established: March 2004

First award: Spring of 2005 for the ’05-’06 school year

Type of scholarship: Established as an endowed fund. Principal is invested into perpetuity and earnings awarded annually with any additional needed from the Chapter.

Purpose: Created to develop and support student interest in the rural appraisal, farm management and agricultural consulting professions and to encourage students to become American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraiser (ASFMRA) chapter members.

Eligibility criteria:
Upper level undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences are eligible for this scholarship. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 minimum or upper half of class ranking is required – along with a stated interest in considering rural appraisal, farm management or agricultural consulting as a career.

Other preferences:
If possible, the following preferences will also be considered

  1. Community service achievements and demonstrated leadership qualities,
  2. Completion of current enrollment in the Rural Estate Appraisal course (Econ 473 / Plant Science 473) or the successive course if this one is no longer offered at SDSU, the Farm and Ranch Management course (Ag Ec 271), and/or the Introduction to Integrated Range Management (Range Mangement 215),
  3. South Dakota resident,
  4. Financial need.

Additional information:

Gifts to the SDSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, are tax deductible. Those making contributions will be recognized as donors to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences in the annual “Honor Roll” publication. Representatives from the South Dakota Chapter of the ASFMRA are invited to present the award each year at the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences scholarship banquet.

How To Apply:
Students who meet the selection criteria are encourage to complete the attached application and are asked to write a one to two page essay explaining their career plans following graduation. Applications and essays can then be emailed to the SD Chapter of ASFMRA scholarship selection committee by the March 18, 2019 deadline. Following a review by the SD Chapter ASFMRA scholarship committee and SDSU College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, an interview will be conducted in the 2019 spring semester at SDSU.

After the winner(s) are determined, SD Chapter of ASFMRA notifies the recipient(s) by letter indicating that a payment will be sent to the Students Admissions account from the SDSU Foundation.

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers is the premier organization for professionals who continue to provide management, valuation, and consulting services on agricultural and rural assets since 1929.