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Western Pecan Growers Association Scholarship

Are you a student and passionate about pecans? Tell us about yourself and you might want to apply for a scholarship from the WPGA.

Scholarship Registration

Scholarship winners will be announced In the scholarship news feed.

Scholarship Rules & Information

Applicants must reside within the WPGA regions of California, Arizona, New Mexico, or West Texas (the area in Texas west of the Pecos River).  Application may be found at westernpecan.org under scholarships.

The scholarship is available to individuals pursuing post-secondary education advancing the interests of the pecan industry, with preference given to Agricultural related degrees and a stated focus on pursuits directly related, and beneficial to the western pecan industry.

Immediate family members of the WPGA Board of Directors are disqualified from applying for or receiving a scholarship from the Western Pecan Growers Association.

It is possible to be awarded up to (2) WPGA scholarships per individual.

Transcripts of high school records to date (for incoming college freshmen) or college transcripts (if already attending), must be submitted.

Successful candidates must have at least a 3.0 scholastic grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.

Decisions will not be based on gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or cultural and religious backgrounds.

Scholarship award may range from $500-$2500.

Submit your application and supplemental materials by filling out your online application.  Application may be found at westernpecan.org under scholarships or at https://directorwesternpecan.wufoo.com/forms/wpga-scholarship-registrations/.

Applications in their entirety must be received on or before May 15, 2021 for the following fall/spring semester.

If you have any questions you may contact us at directorwesternpecan@gmail.com.

WPGA Scholarship News

Scholarship winners will be announced here.

2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

Tyler Driscoll  - Tyler is currently an undergraduate at Arizona State University. He is currently pursuing his degree in Entrepreneurship with a minor in Real Estate and a Certificate in Food Industry Management.

2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

James Robinson  - James is a high school graduate that is planning on attending New Mexico State University.

2020 Graduate Scholarship Recipient

Katherine Arnold  - Katherine is currently a graduate student at New Mexico State University pursuing her Masters Degree.  Her graduate research is focused on the chemical ecology of the pecan weevil, a quarantined pest that can cause significant economic damage to...

Scholarship Update

The scholarship opportunity and award criteria are being updated by the WPGA Board of Directors to better meet the mission of the organization and allowing a wider range of student engagement. Please be patient with us while we make these needed changes. We will post...