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University funding

Funding for university projects

The CHS Foundation accepts funding requests from universities and colleges as part of a competitive grant process that is available from April 1 to May 31 each year. In 2024, the CHS Foundation will consider applications on any agriculture topic. This could be cutting-edge undergraduate research, recruiting students to study agriculture at your school, development of new majors or more. Apply now.

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Overall program priorities and guidelines

All funding requests from colleges and universities will be accepted and evaluated as part of an annual, competitive grant process that will be available from April 1 to May 31 each year.

Additional guidelines:

  • Priority given to existing university partners
  • Only one application per college/university
  • Applicants are not eligible for funding in consecutive years. For example, if your college/university received funding in 2023, you are not eligible to receive funding until 2025.
  • Indirect/overhead costs will be considered up to 10% of overall budget.

Funding exclusions

Funds available to support this program are discretionary and determined annually. There is no commitment by the CHS Foundation to fund any application or make any specific number of awards.

Applications will not be considered for projects related to:

  • Multi-year funding (funds will only be awarded for one year, regardless of program length)
  • General fundraising or capital campaigns (applications must be specific to a project or curriculum)
  • Operating budget support
  • Construction or renovation projects
  • Scholarships (as scholarships are already supported through the existing university partner program)
Tanner Peterson holds up the FFA jacket he earned when he was a student
FFA to receive largest gift in CHS Foundation history
The $4.3 million commitment will help support National FFA and 17 state FFA associations.
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students learned about ag careers since 2021. The CHS Foundation supported career development and training programs at colleges and universities; diversity and mentoring programs; and professional development for collegiate organizations.
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CHS support helps prepare students for ag business careers
North Dakota State University students gain hands-on experience in risk management and trading.
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The CHS Foundation offers scholarships for ag students at 25 colleges and universities.