What Will Students Get From This Program?
The Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation (CCCF) Agribusiness Scholars Program supports student development by blending traditional academic coursework with experience-based learning and self-directed study. The program’s two capstone seminar courses and out-of-classroom academic enrichment activities allow students to interact with industry and public sector leaders and develop informed perspectives on contemporary issues affecting agribusiness.
CCCF Agribusiness Scholars will:
- network with industry and public sector leaders
- receive assistance with internship placement
- have access to job shadowing opportunities
- strengthen the “soft skills” and leadership abilities attractive to employers
- refine business communication skills
Sophomores and Juniors at SEBS with an interest in agribusiness and a proven record of academic success may apply to the program. To be eligible:
- a student will have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- transfer students are encouraged to apply
A student who wishes to apply to the program but does not meet above, may petition the Program Directors for consideration or be nominated by a SEBS faculty member familiar with the student and confident in their ability to perform honors-level work.
- Submit application
- Submit current transcript
- Selected students will be invited to interview in the spring semester
This program comprises 9 credits of coursework as well as participation in academic enrichment activities, seminars, and networking events with agribusiness and government leaders. The program begins each fall semester.
- 11:035:300: Critical Analysis of Issues in Agribusiness I (3 credits), fall semester
- 11:035:400: Critical Analysis of Issues in Agribusiness II (3 credits), spring semester
- 11:373:241: Introduction to Management (3 credits)
Students completing all program requirements, while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, will graduate with the designation of Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation Agribusiness Scholar in the SEBS graduation program and on their transcripts.