Apply to be a Golden Opportunity Scholar

Nominate yourself for the Golden Opportunity Scholars program. This year you have two options. 

Golden Opportunity Scholars (traditional program) 

About 20 students were chosen in 2017


Greenfield Scholars 

Four students were chosen in 2017

Both programs will provide for students to travel to the Societies' Annual Meeting and be paired with a mentor.

Greenfield Scholars will specifically be paired with a certified professional in their geographic region and will attend a local meeting with their mentor in addition to the Annual Meeting. The Greenfield program is designed for students with little to no interest in going to graduate school and would like to prepare themselves to enter the ag workforce upon completion of their associates or bachelors degree. If that does not describe you, you will only want to apply for the traditional Golden Opportunity program. If that does describe you, you will want to apply for Greenfield Scholars or both programs.

If you would like to be considered for both programs, you must apply to both programs. You are welcome to directly copy and paste your answers from one application to the other. The selection committees are completely separate and will only see one of your applications. 

Click here to begin your application(s).

If you have any questions about these programs or applications, please contact Rachel Leege (608)268-4949.

In addition to Golden Opportunity Scholars, the Societies also offer several scholarships and fellowships for undergraduates:

View ASA Awards View CSSA Awards | View SSSA Awards


If you would like to volunteer to be a mentor, click here.