Soil Sciences

Soil science is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils.

Sometimes terms which refer to branches of soil science, such as pedology (formation, chemistry, morphology, and classification of soil) and edaphology (how soils interact with living things, especially plants), are used as if synonymous with soil science. The diversity of names associated with this discipline is related to the various associations concerned. Indeed, engineers, agronomists, chemists, geologists, physical geographers, ecologists, biologists, microbiologists, silviculturists, sanitarians, archaeologists, and specialists in regional planning, all contribute to further knowledge of soils and the advancement of the soil sciences.

Soil scientists have raised concerns about how to preserve soil and arable land in a world with a growing population, possible future water crisis, increasing per capita food consumption, and land degradation.

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Scholarships for Soil Sciences Majors

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ASEV Traditional Scholarship

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

$12,500 March 01, 2023 See Details
 

ASEV Traditional Scholarship

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

award

$12,500

deadline

March 01, 2023
See Details
 

ASEV Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

$12,500 March 01, 2023 See Details
 

ASEV Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture

American Society for Enology and Viticulture

award

$12,500

deadline

March 01, 2023
See Details
 

Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

Varies
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Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund

Fairfield County Farm Bureau

$5,000 September 30, 2022 See Details
 

Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund

Fairfield County Farm Bureau

award

$5,000

deadline

September 30, 2022
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Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

$5,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

award

$5,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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Altman Family Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

$5,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Altman Family Scholarship

American Floral Endowment

award

$5,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

award

$2,500

deadline

Varies
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Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

award

$2,500

deadline

Varies
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Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details
 

Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

award

Up to $2,500

deadline

Varies
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San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sul Ross State University

$2,500 February 15, 2023 See Details
 

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sul Ross State University

award

$2,500

deadline

February 15, 2023
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