NIOP Scholarship Fund

Congratulations to NIOP’s 2018 Scholarship Winners


Reilly Seagren, Baylor University

sponsored by her father, Andy Seagren, Ventura Foods

Will Tiffany, Lincoln College

sponsored by his father Tom Tiffany, ADM



NIOP Scholarship Fund


NIOP Scholarships

NIOP is proud to promote academic excellence through its recently established NIOP Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Committee is honored to present two $5,000 scholarships per year to eligible students.


Award – $5,000 per scholarship; payable directly to the academic institution for the approaching academic year.
Number of Scholarships – maximum of two scholarships are available in an academic year.
Eligibility Restrictions – recipient must be the son/daughter to an individual who is employed by a dues-paying NIOP member in good standing.

Criteria for Scholarship

Academic Achievement – minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Field of Study – applicants must be entering an undergraduate program in one of the following fields of study at their college or university: bioengineering, agriculture, land management, agri-business, food science, risk management, nutrition or supply chain/transportation.
Essay – All applicants must submit a 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced). Any essay significantly longer than two double-spaced pages will not be accepted. Essay topic: Explain why you want to pursue your chosen degree.

How to Apply

To apply for a 2019-2020 academic year scholarship, please submit a completed application and all supporting materials as one PDF file via email at . If email is not an option, please submit by mailing to NIOP Headquarters at PO Box 11035, Columbia, SC 29211. The mailed application must be submitted with no staples, page protectors, tabs, binders, brochures, books, notebooks, etc. Each page of the application should be an 8 ½ X 11 piece of paper (one-sided). Please keep a copy of the complete application for your records.

Each application packet must include the following:
* Completed application form
* Copy of the applicant’s high school or college transcript
* 500-word essay (typed, double spaced)
* Documentation from college, university or trade school program indicating specific field of study

If you have questions or concerns about the application process,
please contact


Scholarship Fund Program Application

Scholarship Fund Program Guidelines and Criteria