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ASF GO Scholars Endowment

Grow the future with ASF! Help make a difference in the future of agronomy, crop, and soil sciences by joining with ASF to cultivate new talent on a global scale. The 2018 Annual Appeal highlights the Golden Opportunity Scholars endowment and ASF’s effort to ensure its future.

  • Help endow the Golden Opportunity Scholars Fund with a donation
  • Support undergraduate and graduate students by supporting our scholarships
  • Visit the Society Center’s ASF table at the Annual Meeting in the Exhibit Hall to learn more
  • Donate securely online


Make a Difference in the future of Agronomy, Crops, and Soils

The only way to make a change in the world today is to start with yourself. Here is how you can help:


Agronomic Science Foundation Fund Brochure CoverAgronomic Science Foundation (ASF) Fund Brochure

To learn more about these funds, view the ASF Fund Brochure (pdf). (PDF)

ASF Mission

To provide leadership and financial resources to further the role of the agronomic, crop, and soil sciences in global crop production, and to promote human welfare within a sustainable environment.

Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute

This program is available to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in agronomy, crop, and/or soil sciences. Students apply for a travel scholarship to the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings. Students are matched with Society members who serve as mentors for the scholars during the Annual Meetings and beyond, to support their educational efforts and career path in agronomy, crop, and/or soil sciences. The 2016 Annual Meetings marked the 10th Anniversary of the Golden Opportunity (GO) Scholars Institute.

For more information on being a mentor or scholar, contact Rachel Legge at rleege@sciencesocieties.org or 608-268-4949.

For more information on how to donate, contact Eric Welsh at ewelsh@sciencesocieties.org or 608-273-8081.

Greenfield Scholars

The Greenfield Scholars program is sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and the International Certified Crop Adviser program with the specific purpose to support outstanding undergraduates in a Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science program with plans to enter the workforce upon graduation and pursue the Certified Crop Adviser / Certified Professional Agronomist profession and certification. Greenfield Scholars will be paired with mentors who are CCAs in their area. Scholars in this program will participate in all GO activities as well as participate in Certified Crop Adviser programs in their home state or province.

Cross-Cultural Experience Travel Scholarship (LB Nelson Fund)
Frank D. Keim Graduate Fellowship
J. Fielding Reed Scholarship

Gerald O. Mott Scholarship for Meritorious Graduate Students in Crop Science
Robert F Barnes Graduate Education Award

Francis and Evelyn Clark Soil Biology Scholarship
Gary “Pete” Peterson Dryland Soil Management Scholarship
Hubert J. Byrd Sr. Scholarship
Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship

Travel Grants
Chris Stiegler Travel Fund
Dixon Soil Mineralogy Fund
JL Smith Travel Fund

Luxmoore Student Travel Grants (Wilde-Luxmoore Forest, Range and Wildland Soils Fund & Soil Physics Mentoring Fund)

Richard R. Johnson Graduate Student Program Fund


Learn more about the Awards supported by the Agronomic Science Foundation, ASA, CSSA, and SSSA.