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Golden Opportunity Scholars


The ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute will match undergraduate students with society professionals during the international Annual Meetings. This exciting professional development program is aimed at strengthening the agronomy, crops, soils, and environmental science professions by encouraging students to enroll in related programs, with the intent of having them become the next generation of leaders in the profession. The program is supported by Golden Opportunity Fund through the Agronomic Science Foundation. Students from across the U.S. and the world will be selected. Student scholars will receive financial support for travel, lodging, registration, and other costs related to attend the Annual Meetings.

This award is open to students currently enrolled in associate or bachelor degree programs.

Nominations Opened: Feb 5, 2015 - 8:00 AM CST
Nominations initiated by: Apr 14, 2015 - 11:59 PM CDT
1 Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by: Apr 14, 2015 - 11:59 PM CDT


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  1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.


  1. Members of this Awards Selection Committee and the ASA, CSSA, SSSA Board of Directors are not eligible to be a reference for this award.



  1. Citizenship country
  2. Current School
  3. Mailing Address
  4. Major
  5. Minor
    Enter "none" if no minor.
  6. Expected Graduation Date
  7. Credit Hours Completed
    Please include credit hours currently in progress.
  8. GPA
  9. Scholar Biographical Information
    Include honors, awards, and scholarships received community and campus activities, research and employment experience, and membership in ASA, CSSA and SSSA, or other societies. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  10. Career Goals
    Please outline the possible career(s) you wish to pursue. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  11. Educational Plans
    Outline your educational plans including any intention you may have to attend graduate school. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  12. Research Interests
    List the research areas that appeal to you, why they interest you, and how you intend to pusue them. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  13. Employment Interests
    What types of careers interest you? (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  14. What are your primary reasons for seeking a mentor?
  15. Detail the type of Mentoring Relationship you desire
  16. Is there any additional information you wish to share with your mentor or the committee?
  17. Mentor Criteria
    (This field will not be considered when choosing scholars - only after scholars have been selected.) To help the Selection Committee match you with the best mentor, please indicate which of the following (if any) criterion are most important to you: Located In Your Geographical Location Located in Your State Located At Your School Has a Career Background Similar to Your Educational Plans Can Provide Help in Learning About Graduate School Can Provide Help in Learning About Employment Opportunities Other
  18. Current Advisor and email address