Ag Elite

April 11, 2018

Elite noun: The best of a class.

Ag Elite noun: Auburn University College of Agriculture program celebrating talented, high-achieving minority students who are interested in science and improving people’s lives.

The “Ag Elite” program is an on campus program and luncheon reception to celebrate the academic achievements of talented underrepresented high school students with an interest in science, including agricultural and environmental science. The College of Agriculture at Auburn University is proud to recognize these outstanding students and showcase the many career opportunities within the food, agricultural and natural resources fields.

The program will include a departmental browse, alumni and student speakers, lunch with faculty representatives, scholarship information, and a recipient will be selected for a $1,000 scholarship award.


Scholarship Application

Application Information

As space is limited, we encourage students to apply early to attend this esteemed event. Students selected to attend this program will be invited to bring up to two guests and the event’s attire is business casual. We are encouraging students meeting the following criteria to apply, but all applicants with an interest in the College of Agriculture will be considered:

  • An underserved or underrepresented high school senior and/or a first generation college student
  • 26 ACT or 1170 SAT or higher
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

To be considered for the scholarship and our program, applicants must submit the following:

  • A 300-500-word personal essay describing your career goals and how the Ag Elite Scholarship would assist you in achieving those goals. 
  • OPTIONAL: One letter of recommendation from a past or present teacher or counselor. (Letters may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the contact at the bottom of the page.)

All materials must be received no later than March 27. 

The recipient of this year’s Ag Elite Scholarship will be announced the afternoon of the program April 11. This scholarship is contingent upon the recipient enrolling in the Auburn University College of Agriculture.

April 11 Program Schedule

9:15-9:45 a.m. Check in at Comer Hall
10-10:50 a.m. Parents and students attend class with a current student
11 a.m. Move to Auburn Student Center
11:15 am Welcome from a professor in the College of Agriculture
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
12:30 p.m. Current Student Story
12:45 p.m. Scholarship recipient announced and program close


Ag Elite Sponsors

  Ag Alumni Association logo Alabama Ag Credit logo