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No matter your financial situation, we are dedicated to making college as affordable as possible.

Our Department awards over $80,000 in yearly scholarships exclusively to students in Crop Sciences. The College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) also awards nearly $3.5 million dollars in scholarships to ACES students.

2+ job offers

$43,830 average starting salary for undergrads

74% of undergrads complete a summer internship

To learn more about need-based financial aid, please visit the University of Illinois Office of Student Financial Aid.

Department Scholarships

Crop Sciences awards over 50 scholarships each year to incoming freshman, current, and transfer students enrolled in our undergraduate program. Scholarship applications are emailed to eligible students in March and are due in April. Specific dates and instructions are included on the application.

For specific Crop Sciences scholarship questions, please contact Megan Ward.

College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Scholarships

More than 150 scholarships are available through the College of ACES. College of ACES scholarship applications open in April and are due in June. For more information, visit the ACES Scholarship Page.

Questions About Our Undergraduate Programs?

Contact Dr. Fred Kolb
Cavanah Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator
AE-120 Turner Hall