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Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences

About | Academic Programs | Highlights | Career Opportunities | Student Organizations and Activities | Scholarships | Courses 


About

Chair
Stanley Kelley

Faculty
Marcy Beverly, Stanley Kelley, Doug Kingman, Robert Lane, Michael Lau, Matt McMillan, Joe Muller, Nedom Muns, Tim Pannkuk, Dwayne Pavelock, Michelle Santiago, Kyle Stutts, Doug Ullrich, Art Wolfskill, Faruk Yildiz

Contact Information
936.294.1215

Website
www.shsu.edu/agr


Academic Programs

Agriculture, MS


Highlights

The Agricultural Sciences program has multiple educational centers and complexes. The Horticulture Center has two greenhouses and laboratory facilities for floral design. The Agricultural Engineering Technology Center provides students with hands-on experience in metal fabrication, electricity and electronics, hydraulics, structures, alternative energy resources, and soil and water conservation. The 1740-acre Gibbs Ranch Education and Research Facility, located north of campus on Highway 75, serves as a living laboratory for all aspects of agricultural and natural resource management.


Career Opportunities

Approximately twenty percent of our population is involved in occupations directly related to agriculture. Sectors such as production, banking, marketing, teaching, processing, and service in governmental agencies rely on the productivity of modern agriculture in meeting the daily needs of society.


Student Organizations and Activities

  • Ag Ambassadors
  • Agricultural Mechanization Club
  • ALCA/PLANET Landscape
  • Beef Cattle Show Team
  • Block and Bridle
  • Collegiate FFA
  • Delta Tau Alpha - National Agricultural Honor Society
  • Equestrian Team
  • Horse Judging Team
  • Horsemen’s Association
  • Horticulture and Crop Sciences Club
  • Independent Cattleman’s Association
  • Livestock Judging Team
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • Pre-Vet Society
  • Ranch Horse Team
  • Rodeo Club

Scholarships

The department is pleased to have available the scholarships listed below. Scholarships are one-time awards and are not automatically renewable (Exceptions: Ann T. and Charles T. Mallery Endowed Scholarship; San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship; Glyn and Martha Gilliam Scholarship). A student may reapply in subsequent years if eligibility requirements are met. Students MUST be registered for six or more agricultural science hours each semester or forfeit the scholarship for that semester.

The ScholarX program must be used to apply for departmental scholarships. Please note that application and admittance to the University is required prior to being able to access ScholarX. The program enables you to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible, including those outside the Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences. The deadline for departmental scholarships is April 1; non-departmental scholarship deadlines vary. The following will redirect you to the ScholarX program.

  • Arthur Lynn Talk, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship: $500-$1000; approximately five scholarships awarded annually to full-time entering freshmen; major in field of agriculture. Selection based on academic record (minimum 2.75 GPA), extra-curricular activities, and leadership.
  • Ann T. Crump and Charles T. Mallery Endowed Scholarship: $1000-$2000/year; one award annually to full-time entering freshman; major in Agribusiness. Academic performance in high school, demonstrated financial need and extracurricular involvement are criteria for initial selection. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal in subsequent years.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Endowed Scholarship: $500-$2000; awarded to incoming freshmen, junior college transfer students, and currently enrolled agriculture majors (number of awards may vary); minimum 2.75 GPA; major in field of agriculture. Selection criteria same as Talk scholarship.
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship: $10,000/four years; three awards given annually; awarded to full-time entering freshmen only; major in field of agriculture; enrollment in minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; must maintain minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal; Texas residents only. Must comply with S.A.L.E. requirements.
  • James Marcus Smith Trust Scholarship: $500-$1000; one award annually; animal science major. Selection based on academic record (minimum 2.75 GPA), extra-curricular activities, and leadership.
  • Wilson-Warner Endowed Scholarship: Amount is approximately $12,000 and based on actual cost to attend the university; at least one award annually; major in field of agriculture. Selection criteria based on academic record (minimum 3.5 GPA), extra-curricular activities, and leadership.
  • Willie Frank and Virginia Hall Trust Scholarship: $1000-$1500; two awards (may vary) annually; major in field of agriculture and seeking teacher certification; minimum 2.75 GPA. Must have graduated in upper one-half of high school class; other selection criteria same as previous scholarship.
  • Dean and Mrs. W.E. Lowry Scholarship Award: $300 (approximately); one award annually; must have completed two semesters at SHSU, be active in Collegiate FFA, and possess good character and scholarship; other criteria same as previous scholarships.
  • Seitz Gift Fruit/Golden Valley Farms Scholarship: $500; two awards annually (one award to senior prior to student teaching, one award to senior during student teaching block); major in field of agriculture and seeking teacher certification; minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Letts-Hopper Endowed Scholarship: $500; one award annually; must be junior or senior at SHSU; major in field of agriculture. Selection on basis of character, academic achievement and financial need.
  • Clemon and Carolyn Montgomery Endowed Scholarship: $500; one award annually; major in field of agriculture; minimum 2.75 GPA. Selection based on demonstrated financial need.
  • Preston Leo Reeder Endowed Scholarship: $500; one award annually; major in field of agriculture; minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection based on demonstrated financial need.
  • Southwest Meat Suppliers Association Scholarship: $500; one award annually; major in field of agriculture with interest in career in the meat industry.
  • Edgar A. and Carolyn L. Reeves Family Endowment Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time sophomore, junior or senior at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrated financial need.
  • Ducks Unlimited of Huntsville Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture or biology with minor in wildlife ecology; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Capital Farm Credit Scholarship: $1000; one to five awards annually; major in agricultural business; minimum GPA of 2.75 (returning and transfer students); minimum SAT of 900 or ACT score of 19, and rank in top 50% of graduating class (entering freshmen students); demonstrated financial need and leadership.
  • McCaffety Electric Company, Inc. Agricultural and Industrial Sciences Endowment Fund Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agricultural or industrial sciences; minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Danny and Cindy Pierce Family Endowment Scholarship Fund: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in agricultural business; minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Ruth and J. A. Chandler Endowment Fund Scholarship: $1000; one award every third year; full-time junior or senior student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture with intent to receive teacher certification; minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Billy Harrell Endowment Fund Scholarship: $1000; one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in agricultural mechanization; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Richard “Dick” Wallrath Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at SHSU; major in any discipline, be accepted into the Ranch Horse Program at SHSU, and comply with eligibility requirements of the Collegiate Stock Horse of Texas Association; minimum GPA of 2.50; application deadline is July 1; contact Dr. Matt McMillan at mattm@shsu.edu or (936) 294-1214.
  • Joe Glenn Burleson Agribusiness Endowment Fund Scholarship: Amount is approximately $12,000 and based on actual cost to attend the university $2000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; major in agribusiness; graduate of Baytown Robert E. Lee High School entering as a freshman, or graduate or transfer student from Lee College in Baytown, Texas (or meets all other qualifications if no qualified candidates meet Baytown-related criteria); minimum overall GPA of 3.00; demonstrated financial need; high performing high school student with demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service; natural born citizen of the United States.
  • SHSU Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship: $1000; one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Dale Brown Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Glyn and Martha Gilliam Scholarship Endowment Fund: $4,000/4 years; two awards; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; one award to a student majoring in agricultural business, and one award to a student obtaining teaching certification in agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.5; demonstrated financial need.

CONTACT
Dwayne Pavelock
Department of Agricultural & Industrial Sciences
PO Box 2088
Huntsville, TX 77341
936.294.1186

SHSU Rodeo Scholarships
The scholarships below are available through the Sam Houston Rodeo program. The application deadline is July 1. Rodeo scholarships are one-time awards and not automatically renewable. Many rodeo scholarships are skills and performance based.

Applications are available through the University’s ScholarX program.

  • SHSU Rodeo Team Scholarship: Over $100,000 awarded annually to rodeo athletes with high school and/or college rodeo success; number and amount of scholarships vary.
  • Texas Best Rodeo Endowed Scholarship:   $1500; at least one award annually; full-time student in good standing at SHSU; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; demonstrate financial need; minimum 2.25 GPA.
  • Tommy Castenson Memorial Scholarship: $500-900; four to six awards annually. at least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Wes Neyland Memorial Endowed Rodeo Scholarship: $500; one award annually; 2.25 minimum GPA; major in field of agricultural sciences; competitor of the sport of college rodeo.
  • Sonny Sikes Rodeo and the Sikes Family Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Byrd Family and Friends of Rodeo Scholarship:  at least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Copenhagen/Skoal – U. S. Tobacco Scholarship: $500-5000; number of awards varies annually; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility.

CONTACT
Edward "Bubba" Miller
Department of Agricultural & Industrial Sciences
PO Box 2088
Huntsville, TX 77341
936.294.3867


Courses

Agriculture (AGRI)

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