Virginia Poultry Federation Scholarships

Each year the Virginia Poultry Federation and the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech offer scholarships to assist with the academic careers of students demonstrating an interest in poultry and its related industries. Last year over $10,000 was awarded to current and incoming students with a poultry interest in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

For more info and to apply, click below.

Va_Poultry_Federation_Scholarship_Application 1920

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Jean B. Duerr Memorial Scholarship

Virginia Chapter AU of the P.E.O. Sisterhood is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships from the Jean B. Duerr Memorial Fund for women (undergraduate or graduate) who plan to attend, or are already enrolled in, an accredited college or university for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.

Awards of $2000 will be given to those applicants who best demonstrate academic achievement and community service.  To be considered for an award, an applicant must be a full-time student and should have a minimum grade point average of 3.6.

For more information and to apply, click below.

APPLICATION FOR THE JBD 2019-2020 (complete)

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Now Hiring Student Staff Leaders for Black College Institute

Inspire, lead and mentor high school students and show them what the Hokie experience is all about. You can work one or all three camps. A stipend, room, and board is included (preference will be given to those who can work two or more camps).

BCI will have 3 sessions: June 16-21, June 23-28, and June 30-July 3

More info below.

 SSL Job Flyer Final

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Virginia State Feed Association Scholarship

The Virginia State Feed Association is the voice of the feed industry and serves to strengthen the industry in relationship to consumers and government. This scholarship is open to junior and senior college students who live in Virginia. Funds of the Virginia State Feed Association (VSFA) Scholarship Program will be supplied in the form of a one-time $1,000 check to each recipient. The scholarship will be awarded each year at the VSFA Winter Conference.

See following links for more info and application.

VSFA – Junior & Senior Undergraduate Scholarship – 2019 Application Form

VSFA – Junior & Senior Undergraduate Scholarship – General Information

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Funding Experiential Learning Opportunities Spring 2019/Summer 2019

The CALS Alumni Organization welcomes applications from all undergraduate majors in CALS. Funding is made possible through income distributions from the John ‘Buster’ Beier Memorial Excellence Fund and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization Excellence Fund in Memory of Glenn Anderson, Jr.

The Scholarship Committee of the CALS Alumni Organization will assist in selecting recipients of the awards from a pool of candidates established by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Awards will appear as a credit on the students’ accounts for the semester in which they are enrolled.  Funding can be applied to either spring or summer 2019.

Application located here:

CALSAO Application 2019

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Scholarship Thank You Guidelines



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Call for Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarship funding is available for CALS students planning a Virginia Tech-sponsored study abroad experience for winter session 19 or spring semester 19. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled at Virginia Tech during time of travel.

 To apply, please submit:

 The name of the program/class

  1. A brief statement (250 words or less) relating the trip to your program of study
  2. A breakdown of expenses and other sources of funding
  3. A brief statement (250 words or less) explaining the long-term value of travel to your career goals
  4. Application cover sheet


Dr. Susan Sumner, Associate Dean and Director

Office of Academic Programs

1060 Litton-Reaves Hall (0334)

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Priority Review Deadline is October 1, but we will accept applications on a rolling basis throughout fall semester.

See Call for study abroad – 18-19.

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The MarketPlace Internship, Pulaski, VA

The Marketplace is the Town of Pulaski’s popular farmer’s and artisan’s market, held during the summer months at Pulaski’s Historic Train Station. The Marketplace brings local growers, farmers, craftsmen, artists, chefs, and musicians together for a unique community event for the entire family. At the heart of the Marketplace’s mission is to bring members of the greater Pulaski community together to celebrate fresh, local food and the strong spirit found in throughout our Town, Pulaski County, and the greater New River Valley region.

The Town of Pulaski seeks a motivated intern to assist the Marketplace Manager, Deputy Town Manager, and other members of Town staff with logistical support for the 2018 Marketplace. The internship will last for the duration of the Marketplace season (May 15 – August 28). The selected intern must be available from 3pm until 9pm each Tuesday during the Marketplace season and will be expected to log additional support hours throughout the week, not to exceed 15-20 hours per week.

Click Marketplace Internship Application (002) for more info and application.

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Summer Course at Smithsonian

Virginia Food System Leadership Institute

June 3-29, 2018

Conducted by 4-VA: GMU, JMU, VT, UVA

Hosted by: George Mason University

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

CONS 497 & CONS 597: Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute (VFSLI)

The Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute (VFSLI) fosters rising leaders in the area of sustainable food systems by combining pertinent content knowledge in food systems, competency development in leadership, and a means for students to gain practical skills and hands-on experience related to job opportunities and infrastructure improvement in local and regional food systems. The course is aimed at graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and food system practitioners looking for a professional development opportunity.

VFSLI is an interdisciplinary program delivered by a faculty team representing four public universities in Virginia: George Mason, James Madison, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The course is a project of the Virginia Sustainable Food Coalition (VSFC), whose mission is to harness the intellectual, human, and economic capital of colleges and universities to foster the emerging local food economy in the Commonwealth.

For more info, please see flyer. Only six students from each university can enroll. Please let Mike Ellerbrock (mebrock@vt.du) know if you are interested.

See AAEC VFSLI GMU Info for more info.

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Smithfield Plantation Internship

Interested in Agronomy and gardening? Enjoy helping your community and gaining knowledge and experience relevant to crop and soil sciences? If so you may be interested in the Smithfield Plantation Internship Program.

Located on Smithfield Plantation Road in Blacksburg, Smithfield Plantation is a Historic example of a pre-revolutionary plantation. In conjunction with the Sustainable Food Corps at Virginia Tech, Smithfield hosts a community garden with 10×10 plots offered at $10. The focus of this internship will be care and maintenance of the gardens.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

-working with a team of volunteers, museum staff, and independent gardeners in the community plots
-engaging and communicating with staff and guests
-engaging in manual labor in the gardens
-managing the garden effectively through direct, electronic, or other means
-helping to develop and improve outreach programs and create presentations
-being able to manage the unique needs associated with the protected historic property while performing the duties of a garden intern
-being a steward of the property with respect to policies and historic standards
-recruiting, training, and supervising gardeners and volunteers

Criteria for consideration:

-knowledge or interest in garden plants and identification (preferred but not required)
-flexible schedule that can merge with the growing season
-has skill sets and has taken classes related to gardening, landscaping, soil sciences, or agriculture (preferred but not required)
-has an understanding of the history of Smithfield
-must be willing to sign a liability waiver
-must not have any felony convictions or misdemeanors

If this sounds like an internship you would be interested in, please complete the Smithfield Plantation Internship Application and return it to April Danner of Smithfield Plantation, 1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060, or email it to

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