Cargill Global Scholarships and Scholars Program 2016

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Cargill Global Scholarships and Scholars Program 2016


Each Cargill Global Scholar will:

  • Receive an annual scholarship award for up to two years, to help off-set any academic related expenses.

  • Participate in a fully-funded three day leadership seminar during the first year of the program designed to enhance the scholars’ leadership skills ensuring that each participant’s full potential to effect change is reached at the culmination of the program.

  • Have the opportunity to participate in a fully funded Global Leadership Seminar to be held at one of Cargill’s global locations. This activity will bring each cohort of Cargill Global Scholars from around the world for a week-long seminar that will involve a series of experiential learning enrichment activities coupled with networking opportunities with Cargill executives.

  • Be paired with a Cargill leader who will serve as a mentor over the duration of the program. The Cargill mentors will help the scholars identify short and long term academic and professional goals and will assist in reaching these goals through networking, face-to-face meetings and regular email and phone communication.

  • Become a member of the Cargill Global Scholars alumni community.


The Cargill Global Scholars program provides financial support and leadership development opportunity to undergraduate students from around the world. Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing students studying in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.

Through this scholarship Cargill is helping to nourish and build a network of future leaders who can develop new innovations and positively contribute to their communities. This program embodies Cargill’s commitment to improving living standards and promoting vibrant and stable communities around the globe.


Applicants to the Cargill Global Scholars program must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia or the United States.
  • Attend a partner university in the country of citizenship or permanent legal residency
  • Be a first or second year university student
  • Demonstrate high academic performance
  • Demonstrate leadership potential

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Specialize in fields of study that are identified as preferred fields (see each country’s guidelines)
  • Are from a disadvantaged or underrepresented group within their country

Various documentation is required depending on the country of application.

For more information on the specific requirements for your country and to see if you may be eligible for a Cargill Global Scholarship, please visit the FAQ Section.


To begin your application, please follow this link here.

you can find out more about this opportunity on the Cargill Global Scholars website here.

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