Mondart Fellowship

Matt Fannin  |  1/18/2017 8:26:36 PM

Mondart Fellowship

The Mondart Fellowship is a scholarship program for entering Freshman majoring in undergraduate curricula in the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Funding for the program comes from the Louisiana Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (LRRC). The scholarship program is administered by the LRRC board.

Award Levels

$1,000 per academic year (not including summer terms or intercessions) distributed in equal amounts for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Renewability

Scholarships may be renewed annually for three additional academic years (four total). Current students receiving a Mondart Fellowship do not have to re-apply in future years.

Loss of Scholarship

A Scholarship recipient will have their scholarships discontinued if the student transfers outside a curricula within the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University, resigns from the university, or fails to maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA that is required to retain the scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Louisiana Resident
  2. Evidence of Financial Need
  3. Majoring in College of Agriculture undergraduate curricula. A full listing of the current undergraduate majors can be found at the LSU College of Agriculture website.
  4. Preference is given to highly qualified students who reside in rural locations of Louisiana.

Application Requirements:

  1. Application Form
  2. Cover Letter
  3. All Parents‘/Legal Guardians’ IRS 1040 Tax Forms most recent filed (Either 2016 or 2015 Tax Year)
  4. High School Transcript
  5. Resume (Listing all activities and work experience)
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation. One each coming from
    1. High School Principal, AND
    2. Farm Services Agency (FSA Officer), AND
    3. Agri-Science Teacher OR Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher OR Parish Home Economist, OR 4-H Agent.

Submission of Applications

Applications can be submitted by e-mail (as pdf attached files) to Dr. J. Matthew Fannin, LRRC Secretary, at mfannin@lsu.edu. Alternatively, applications can be mailed to
J. Matthew Fannin, LRRC Secretary
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Louisiana State University
101 Martin D. Woodin Hall
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Questions

Contact: Dr. J. Matthew Fannin, LRRC Secretary, at 225.578.0346 or mfannin@lsu.edu.

Note: This scholarship program is separate from the Louisiana State University College of Agriculture incoming freshman scholarship program. Your eligibility for this program is not impacted by your participating and receiving a scholarship from the LSU College of Agriculture. However, you must complete the Mondart Fellowship scholarship application requirements to be considered for a Mondart Fellowship.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I plan on mailing in my application. Am I allowed to have my application “postmarked” by March 1st and be considered to have met the deadline? No. Due to the need to review the scholarship applications in a timely manner, all applications must be received by March 1st on the LSU campus. We suggest for applications being submitted through the postal service to submit at least five business days ahead of the deadline.
  2. I don’t know my Farm Services Agency (FSA) Officer. How do I find my FSA Officer so they can write me a letter of recommendation? Click on this map to find the contact information of your parish’s FSA officer. Note the office representing your parish may not be physically located in the parish you reside.
  3. Other than my principal, I don’t know any of the individuals requested for letters of recommendation. How can they write me a letter of recommendation? Due to the historical nature of the program, we ask students that have not participated in these classes or programs to contact a representative from your school or parish and have them write a letter on your behalf. If they do not know you, we recommend you provide them a copy of the scholarship form as well as a copy of your resume and transcript so that they have some background about you for writing a letter. While not all schools have Agri-Science or Consumer Science programs, all parishes have 4-H programs. Click on this map to select your parish and identify the appropriate 4-H agent.
  4. I am unsure if I live in a rural area. How do I know if I’m eligible? Please see this map. All the areas on the map in white are considered rural for purposes of the application. In fact, other than Orleans Parish, all other 63 parishes in the state have rural locations. If you are still unsure based on the map if you live in a rural area, we suggest you go ahead and submit an application.

Other questions will be added through the open application period. Please come back to this site if you have additional questions. As always, you can contact, Dr. Fannin, LRRC Secretary, if you have further questions.

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