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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Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

Up to $250,000 November 07, 2024 See Details
 

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

award

Up to $250,000

deadline

November 07, 2024
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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Up to $30,000

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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

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Up to $15,000

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ROI Biologicals Scholarship

ROI Biologicals

$10,000 October 01, 2024 See Details
 

ROI Biologicals Scholarship

ROI Biologicals

award

$10,000

deadline

October 01, 2024
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UNCF Black Women in STEM Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

$5,000 August 05, 2024 See Details
 

UNCF Black Women in STEM Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

$5,000

deadline

August 05, 2024
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John Deere Ag Tech Scholarship - FSCC

Fort Scott Community College

$3,000 August 16, 2024 See Details
 

John Deere Ag Tech Scholarship - FSCC

Fort Scott Community College

award

$3,000

deadline

August 16, 2024
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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

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$2,500

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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

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Up to $2,500

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SLU Brewing Science and Operations Scholarship

Saint Louis University, School of Professional Studies

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

SLU Brewing Science and Operations Scholarship

Saint Louis University, School of Professional Studies

award

$2,000

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Joseph R. Payne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma State University-College of Ag. Science and Natural Resources

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Joseph R. Payne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma State University-College of Ag. Science and Natural Resources

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$2,000

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