Cargill Global Scholars Program
Location: United States Experience Type: Education Abroad / Fellowships / Freshman Fellowship / International/Abroad Fellowship / Mentorship Program / Public Service Fellowship / Sophomore Fellowship
The Cargill Global Scholars Program was created to build a network of future leaders of business, agriculture and food security around the globe. This two-year leadership development program provides leadership training, one-on-one mentoring and financial support to scholars. Cargill Global Scholars are those who demonstrate high-level academic accomplishments, leadership potential and have an academic focus in food, agriculture and/or risk management.
Scholars receive a $2,500 award for up to two years, as well as the opportunity to engage in multiple leadership seminars to grow scholars’ skills and networks. Each scholar will also be paired with a mentor, who will assist the scholar in identifying goals and staying on the right path for success.
Each Cargill Global Scholars applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or another partner university.
- Current academic standing of freshman or sophomore based on expected graduation date (May 2024-August 2025) rather than credits.
- Demonstrate high academic performance.
- Demonstrate high leadership potential.
- * International students who are studying in the U.S. at a partner university on an F-1 or J-1 visa and who do not hold permanent U.S. residency are not eligible to apply.
Ten (10) scholars will be selected for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Special consideration will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:
- Academic specializations in any of the following: agriculture, biochemistry, biology, business, computer science/data science, engineering, environmental studies, food science, international relations.
- Affiliations with any of the following groups: female, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, student with disabilities, first generation college student, veteran, LGBTQ+.
How to Apply
NIF Advising is optional and by appointment. You may also email Courtney Santos, Director, National & International Fellowships, at email@example.com with questions about Cargill Global Scholars advising and/or to receive program updates.
Complete the Cargill Global Scholars application by Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.