CANRAA Scholarships for Ag Tech Freshman, Juniors and Graduate Students

Month Due: December

Dear CANR Student:
The Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association plans to award eight $3,000 scholarships to ANR juniors, three $2,000 scholarships to freshmen in Agricultural Technology and two $3,000 scholarships to graduate students this spring.
The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate leadership and community service, possess effective communication skills, have a commitment to his/her chosen field of study, are well-rounded in academic and non-academic pursuits and have a vision or plan for a future career.  Since 1989 we have awarded 409 scholarships totaling more than $775,000.

Applications may be downloaded from here or The application form lists the following information and materials that must be submitted to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Completed application form
  • 300 words or fewer essay describing your future plan/goals 
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference

Scholarship application packets must be submitted no later than December 1, 2017, for consideration online at or to: CANR Alumni Association, Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446  W. Circle DR; Room 319, East Lansing, MI  48824.

The CANR Alumni Association scholarship committee will choose a select number of candidates to interview for this scholarship in January, 2018.

Announcements of the awards will be made in late January.  The actual scholarship money will be given for the 2018/2019 academic year.

If you have questions regarding these scholarships, please do not hesitate to contact Kathryn Reed, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events, at 517-355-0284 or e-mail at


Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, President, CANR Alumni Association 

The mission of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association is to build relationships that serve our college, alumni, students and friends of Michigan State University.  The CANR Alumni Association raises funds for these scholarships and the student club grant program through activities such as AutumnFest and the Golfing for Scholarships event.  For more information on the student club grant program visit