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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AAAS Risk Policy Fellowship in Health, Safety and the Environment

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Up to $105,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

AAAS Risk Policy Fellowship in Health, Safety and the Environment

American Association for the Advancement of Science

award

Up to $105,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
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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

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

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James C. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

$4,000 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

James C. Ware Memorial Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

award

$4,000

deadline

February 01, 2022
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Paul A. Funk Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Illinois State University - College of Applied Science and Technology

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Paul A. Funk Foundation Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Illinois State University - College of Applied Science and Technology

award

$3,000

deadline

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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

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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

deadline

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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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Bayer Crop Science Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

$2,500 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

Bayer Crop Science Scholarship

Northwest Missouri State University

award

$2,500

deadline

February 01, 2022
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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

award

$2,000

deadline

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A.L. Warrington Memorial Scholarship

Marshalltown Community College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

A.L. Warrington Memorial Scholarship

Marshalltown Community College

award

$2,000

deadline

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