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Arysta LifeScience North America FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be current FFA members and high school seniors or college students planning to enroll or currently enrolled full-time. Students must be residents of Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. They must be majoring in one of the following subject areas: agronomy, crop science, horticulture, nursery and landscape management, plant science, turf management, agricultural communications, public relations or sales and marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students only need to complete the online application one time to be considered for all FFA-administered scholarships. The application requires information about the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. Awards may be used for books, supplies, tuition, fees and room and board.

Amount: $1,275
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Jean Theodore Lacordaire Prize
Sponsor: Coleopterists Society
Dr. Darren A. Pollock, Chair
Department of Biology
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM 88130
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students whose papers are nominated for the competition. The papers must be based on the applicant's dissertation research about coleoptera (beetle) systematics or biology published in the preceding calendar year. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Amount: $300
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Application materials are described online.
Website: http://www.coleopsoc.org/

John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Awards
Sponsor: Entomological Society of America
3 Park Place
Suite 307
Annapolis, MD 21401-3722
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students and members of the ESA. Each ESA branch has its own eligibility requirements, so an interested student must contact their Branch Secretary-Treasurer for more information.

Amount: Travel expenses plus $100
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.entsoc.org

Medtronic Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
1805 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Eligibility: Eligible majors include: engineering, pre-medicine, science, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, biomedical research, medicine, physical sciences, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.3 and demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $4,500
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.uncf.org

Youth Incentive Award
Sponsor: Coleopterists Society
Dr. David G. Furth, Entomology, NHB, MRC 165
P.O. Box 37012
Smithsonian institution
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Eligibility: Applicants should be coleopterists in grades 7-12 and submit individual proposals such as field collecting trips to conduct beetle species inventories or diversity studies, attending workshops or visiting entomology or natural history museums for training and projects on beetles, studying beetle biology, etc. Students are strongly encouraged to find an adult advisor (i.e., teacher, youth group leader, parent) to provide guidance in the proposal development, but the proposal must be written by the applicant. The Coleopterists Society can help establish contacts between applicants and professional coleopterists. The award is based on creativity, educational benefit to the applicant, scientific merit, feasibility and budget. There are two winners: one for grades 7-9 and one for grades 10-12.

Amount: $150 plus up to $400 equipment credit
Deadline: November 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.coleopsoc.org