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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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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Winning Has Roots Scholarship

Bayer Corporation

$10,138 January 15, 2022 See Details
 

Winning Has Roots Scholarship

Bayer Corporation

award

$10,138

deadline

January 15, 2022
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Agricultural Advancement Scholarship

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

$10,000 January 07, 2022 See Details
 

Agricultural Advancement Scholarship

Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

award

$10,000

deadline

January 07, 2022
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Ray Stoesser Memorial Scholarship

US Rice Producers Association

$5,000 December 15, 2021 See Details
 

Ray Stoesser Memorial Scholarship

US Rice Producers Association

award

$5,000

deadline

December 15, 2021
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General Agriculture Scholarship - Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

$4,740 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

General Agriculture Scholarship - Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

award

$4,740

deadline

March 01, 2022
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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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Ben Garrett Endowment Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

$4,000 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Ben Garrett Endowment Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

award

$4,000

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Smithfield Jr. Market Hog Show Endowment Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

$2,700 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Smithfield Jr. Market Hog Show Endowment Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

award

$2,700

deadline

March 01, 2022
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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

award

$2,500

deadline

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