Skip to main content


A number of scholarships and awards are available to Ness School Students on a competitive basis. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, who often include former students and faculty members, the scholarship can aid eligible students in financing their education.

Ness School Celebration of Excellence

In addition, the University, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offer various scholarship opportunities. Current and prospective students should contact the Financial Aid Office and the individual colleges for information concerning availability and eligibility.

When applying for scholarships, students should be aware that many of the scholarships may be used by the University to fulfill Jackrabbit Guarantee obligations. This has been confusing for many students, so we want to make sure you understand the situation.

Application Process

Everyone applying for scholarships must first complete the university's online scholarship application,The online scholarship is located on MyState, under the "My Money" tab. By completing this scholarship you are applying for scholarships across SDState, including those offered through the Ness School of Management and Economics. Priority is given to applications received on or before December 15. 

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Scholarships

Students log on to MyState then click on the scholarship application link to complete the application.

Some scholarships/awards require additional information from applicants to satisfy criteria established by the donors. If you believe you are qualified and wish to be considered an applicant for additional industry sponsored scholarships, please contact the appropriate department for instructions on how to apply.

Frank Puhr Memorial Award

To apply for this scholarship submit an original paper of not less than 5,000 words dealing with agricultural finance or a related topic. Available to undergraduate and graduate students. Papers should be submitted to Kayte Haggerty no later than February 15 and must include student name and ID#.

For our generous friends and former students

Scholarships are an excellent way for individuals to give back to the Ness School of Management and Economics and the university in general. For information about your options for setting up a scholarship, you may visit the SDSU Foundation website or contact them by email.