Scholarships and Clubs
Applications for AEC undergraduate scholarships are accepted every fall semester. The Department annually awards more than 30 scholarships totaling over $20,000. The deadline to apply for scholarships awarded during the 2016-17 academic year is Friday, October 7th by 5:00 pm. To submit an application, click the link below and send the completed document and all supplemental materials by e-mail to Becky Trammell.
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) awards more than $400,000 in scholarships each year. For more information on deadlines and how to apply, visit the CALS Student Scholarship, Awards and Opportunities webpage
AEC Advocate Program
The mission of the AEC Advocate Student Representative Program is to connect current students with prospective undergraduate students and share valuable experiences and information about the AEC undergraduate program. AEC Advocates are top quality students in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida and are carefully selected by undergraduate faculty. Space to serve as an AEC Advocate is limited to the most qualified applicants. All applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be contacted via e-mail or phone to participate in interviews. Applications are due on Friday, April 1, 2016 by 4:30PM.
Obtain a wealth of experience in your field and meet students with similar career goals by joining one of our department’s student clubs. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to get involved in student organizations.
Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow
In 1970, the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow was established. The UF Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow (ACLT) is one of over 20 chapters representing the National ACT across the U.S. The faculty sponsors for this organization are Dr. Ricky Telg and Dr. Lisa Lundy.
Alpha Tau Alpha
Alpha Tau Alpha is a national honor society for students in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. Undergraduate students meeting a 3.0 GPA and graduate students meeting a 3.5 GPA are nominated for induction into ATA every April. For more information on ATA, please contact Dr. Ed Osborne
UF Collegiate FFA is an organization affiliated with the National FFA Organization. Our goal is to develop students into young professionals by involving them in activities and programs that will enhance their ability to communicate and lead groups of people on a daily basis. CFFA participates in many campus wide events and are very active within the AEC Department. It is a great way to get to know individuals who are interested and involved in the Ag industry! Dr. Andrew Thoron serves as the faculty sponsor for this group. Check out our department’s collegiate FFA group on Facebook!