Minority Scholarships

This scholarship recognizes and supports academic achievement in minority students in professions of Agriculture, Finance or Business in the Northwest.

Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded based on the criteria below.


The deadline to submit an application for a Minority Scholarship is March 1st of each year.


Enrolled university students who meet all of the following qualifications are eligible to apply. Applicants must:

  • Be attending an accredited four-year university located in one of the following Northwest states:  Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, or Utah.
  • Be a member of one of the following ethnic minority groups: African American or Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, or Pacific Islander.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the United States.
  • Be of sophomore standing or higher, and enrolled full time (12 or more credits).
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be pursuing a degree in one of the following areas of study:  Business, Accounting, Agricultural Business, Finance, or Economics.

Essay Instructions

Your essay helps the judges learn more about you. Please write an essay no more than a page in length, and discuss the following:

  • How will you use your education and degree to make a positive impact?

Save your essay as a PDF file, using the following naming convention for the filename:  Firstname.Lastname-essay.pdf (for example:  John.Doe-essay.pdf), and attach it to the online Northwest FCS Minority Scholarship Application form.

Selection Criteria

  • Leadership – Measured by positions held in student government, civic, and church groups. (25 points)
  • Extracurricular Activities – Measured by participation in school and community organizations as well as work experience. (25 points)
  • Essay – Measured by content and message. (20 points)
  • Academic Achievement – Measured by grades and transcript. (20 points)
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation – (10 points)

Northwest FCS reserves the right to make decisions on the applicability of other academic programs on an applicant-by-applicant basis.

Minority Scholarships


Minority Scholarships

Questions or comments?
Contact Heidi Whitman
Public Relations and Events Manager