Scholarships

Deadline: March 1

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers many different scholarships and other programs available. Scholarships described on this page are specific to the Agricultural and Applied Economics department. One application covers all scholarships listed below, including CAES scholarships. For more information on how to apply and to learn about college-wide scholarships, visit the CAES scholarship portal or contact Whitney Jones.

Georgia Farm Credit Associations Scholarship

The Georgia Farm Credit Associations are part of the Farm Credit System, a lending cooperative that has provided credit to rural America for nearly 100 years. President Woodrow Wilson helped establish the Farm Credit System in 1916 to provide farmers with a lender prepared to meet their special financial needs. Today, Farm Credit institutions continue to provide competitive loan and leasing programs to meet the credit needs of rural America.

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics is proud of its long-standing relationship with the Georgia Farm Credit Associations. The Associations have sponsored scholarships in the department since 1994 and hired numerous AAEC graduates. The continual support of Georgia Farm Credit Associations is greatly appreciated.

More about Georgia Farm Credit Associations

The Georgia Farm Credit Associations are comprised of AgGeorgia Farm Credit, AgSouth Farm Credit and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, with each association serving a different part of Georgia. Each association is owned independently by its member-borrowers and governed by its member-elected board of directors.

As agricultural lending cooperatives, the Georgia Farm Credit Associations distribute profits to members through a patronage program. In the past 13 years, the Georgia Farm Credit Associations have distributed more than $276.5 million to members throughout Georgia. To locate the office nearest you, call 800-633-9091.

For more information about employment opportunities and loans with the Georgia Farm Credit Associations, please access the following websites:

John William Firor, Sr. Scholarship

Professor John William Firor's far-reaching work improved Georgia farming as he trained students to carry out his teachings. His leadership essentially developed the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Georgia. In the 1920's, he organized and chaired the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at what was then known as the Georgia State College of Agriculture. When the Georgia State College of Agriculture became a part of the University of Georgia system in 1931, Professor Firor continued as Department Head of Agricultural Economics until his retirement in 1951. He was a gifted teacher who taught his students how to think, analyze problems and to care for Georgia agriculture. When he died in 1956, he was remembered as an innovator in Georgia agriculture and a man who was a friend to both the farmer and the student.

John William Firor, Sr. was inducted into the University of Georgia, Agricultural Alumni Association Agricultural Hall of Fame at the Association's annual banquet on September 24, 1999. He was recognized for outstanding teaching and imaginative leadership in developing what is now known as the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia.

Roy Estes Proctor Scholarship

Roy E. Proctor was the Head of the Agricultural Economics Department for the period 1951 -1956. In addition to his leadership abilities, Dr. Proctor was highly regarded as an outstanding teacher. He often described a good education as not knowing everything, but knowing where to find everything.

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Dr. Proctor's dedication to teaching and his contributions to agricultural economics by providing a scholarship to worthy undergraduates in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. The scholarship provides encouragement to an academically successful student who needs some financial assistance to enhance the educational process.

Thomas L. Frazier Scholarship

Tom Frazier first came to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as an undergraduate in 1932. After serving as a pilot in the Air Force during World War II, he returned and completed his Master's Degree in Agricultural Economics in 1950. Frazier joined the department in 1953 as a faculty member.

For the next 19 years, he was a popular advisor and teacher among students. He taught marketing, farm management and a general agriculture course, and began a department tradition of taking students on field trips to farms, markets, and places like the Federal Reserve Bank so that they could experience first-hand what they were learning in class.

"Tom was a very important and memorable part of my Ag Economics educational experience," said Wilbur C. Mull. "Like everybody else, I had the opportunity to take his class and Frazier was also active in extracurricular activities such as the Undergraduate Agricultural Economics Club.

Frazier received the Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Teaching Award in 1968 and the Ag Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1970. He left teaching to become Assistant Director of Resident Instruction for the College of Agriculture until he retired in 1981.

Contributions to the scholarship fund

Contributions to the Thomas L. Frazier Scholarship Fund are invited. Payments by personal check (payable to "The University of Georgia Foundation") may be sent to the following address:

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
301 Conner Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7509
Phone: (706) 542-2481

Tate Brookins Memorial Endowment

Tate Brookins is fondly remembered as an overachiever who "always did the right thing." The Tate Brookins Memorial Endowment established by his parents, Frank and Ann Brookins, provides young men and women in Agricultural and Applied Economics the opportunity to gain an education and to enrich their academic experiences at the University of Georgia. Tate, a 1994 Georgia graduate with a BSA in Agricultural Economics, lost his life in 1998, at the age of 27.

Contributions to the memorial endowment

Contributions to the Tate Brookins Memorial Endowment are invited. Payments by personal check (payable to "The University of Georgia Foundation") may be sent to the following address:

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
301 Conner Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7509


Contact

Whitney Jones Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Agricultural & Applied Economics