Scholarships

One focus of American Agri-Women Foundation is education both of young people and of AAW members.  To this end the Foundation gives academic AAW_foundation_logo_finalscholarships and first time attendee event scholarships.  We encourage you to apply for the scholarships you are eligible for.

The Mahindra Pride Scholarship

Mahindra North America is sponsoring the “Mahindra Pride Daughters of Agriculture” scholarships. The Mahindra Pride scholarship includes five $1,000 scholarships for the 2017 spring semester. The scholarships are open to any farm, ranch or agri-business woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in agriculture, agribusiness, leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine or any other courses directly related to agriculture.

Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2017.

Thank you, Mahindra, for your support of women in agriculture.

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American Agri-Women Helen Whitmore Memorial Convention Scholarship

This scholarship was named to honor Helen Whitmore, a well-respected rancher and teacher from California. It was initiated in 1993 by a friend and AAW Past President, Mitzi Ayala Perdue. It was established to increase active involvement in AAW and to encourage members to influence their home affiliate members.

View and Download AAW Helen Whitmore Memorial Convention Scholarship Application


American Agri-Women Gail McPherson Fly-In Scholarship

This scholarship was named to honor Gail McPherson of Pennsylvania. Gail was a founding mother of AAW and a past president of the Foundation. She was proficient in parliamentary procedure, she was chair of the bylaws committee and author of many pertinent resolutions. Gail was instrumental in the creation of the first AAW Fly-In.

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American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships

• Jean Ibendahl Scholarship (for ages 18-23)
• Sister Thomas More Bertels Scholarship (for ages 24+)

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Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation and encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits. These two scholarships are available to any farm, ranch or agribusiness woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in agriculture leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture.


Thank you for your interest in the American Agri-Women Foundation! If you would like more information please feel free to contact us anytime at foundation@americanagriwomen.org.

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