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Investing in Your Success

Recently we awarded scholarships to 48 incoming and continuing students, totaling more than $93,000. These scholarships are in addition to scholarships awarded by OSU, CEAT and Ferguson College of Agriculture. Your application for the Ferguson College of Agriculture's continuing student scholarships also serves as an application for the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering continuing student scholarship awards.

Current Available Scholarships

Our department is proud to have multiple scholarship opportunities for undergraduates.

  • Annette and Bill Barfield Scholarship

    Sponsors: Annette and Bill Barfield


    Dr. Bill Barfield served with distinction as Head of the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department from 1992 to 2000, and continued to conduct research and teach courses in the department until his retirement at the end of 2003. Dr. Barfield was a very effective leader who moved the department forward in a number of areas. He establish this scholarship in 2005 to support BAE students and to honor his wife Annette and all that she did for the department over the years.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Adam and Alee Gossen Scholarship 

    Donors: Adam Alee Gossen


    Adam and Alee Gossen met cheering on the Oklahoma State University Cowboy basketball team as students at OSU. Adam graduated with a degree in biosystems engineering, and Alee graduated with a degree in political science. Adam worked throughout the oil and gas industry, and Alee is an attorney who now owns a private practice. Both lifetime members of the alumni association, they made it a priority to support student scholarships. The Adam and Alee Gossen Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2019.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • AGCO Engineering Scholarship

    Donors: AGCO Corporation


    AGCO is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of agricultural equipment, with sales in more than 140 countries. Two major manufacturing facilities are located just north of Oklahoma in Hesston and Beloit, Kansas. Recognizing the importance of qualified engineers for the industry’s future, AGCO has established the AGCO Engineering Scholarship Fund at OSU, with the first awarded given in 2009.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Research Scholarship

    Donor: Karl Garhrecht and J.D. McElhaney


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Bill and Ladonna Petermann Scholarship

    Donor: Bill Petermann


    Mr. Bill Petermann graduated from OSU in 1960 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He had a fulfilling career with USDA Soil Conservation Service and what later became USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service providing technical assistance to farmers and ranchers. He established the Bill and Ladonna Petermann Scholarship to support the educational goals of students and offer assistance during their OSU journey. This scholarship was first awarded in 2022.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • David and Debbie Campbell Scholarship

    Donors: David and Debbie Campbell


    An Agricultural Engineering graduate, David followed his father (AGED'49) and oldest brother (AGEN'67) to OSU. Debbie, a Spears School of Business alum, is a first-generation college graduate. David has spent most of his career in engineering leadership at Ditch Witch while Debbie retired after 27 years in the Dean's Office of Human Sciences. During their careers, both have seen the benefits of supporting students an feel blessed to "pay it forward." The first David and Debbie Campbell Scholarship was awarded in 2023.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • David McKay Scholarship

    Donor: David McKay


    Originally from Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, David McKay is an alumnus of the department who was active as a student leader. David is a resource engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service at Woodward. This scholarship has been awarded every year since 1985 and is one of our oldest continuously awarded scholarships.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Don and Kim Yarbrough Scholarship

    Donors: Don and Kim Yarbrough


    Don Yarbrough grew up near Shawnee, Oklahoma, and is a 1973 graduate of the department. His distinguished career with John Deere includes test and design engineering positions and key management roles in both the U.S. and Germany. Don is currently Director of Worldwide Combine Engineering and leads a team of engineers working in North America, Europe, South America, and China. These scholarships have been awarded every year since 2009.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Dr. John B. Solie Scholarship

    Donors: Solie Family and Friends


    From 1982 to 2010, Dr. John Solie touched many students' lives as an outstanding teacher, adviser, and mentor. He conducted cutting-edge research, which has significantly benefited Oklahoma, the nation and the world. Dr. Solie's unique background in engineering, law and farming contributed to his success as a faculty member. To honor him, his family, friends and former students have established an endowed scholarship fund. The John B. Solie Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2017.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Dudley and Betty Barefoot Memorial Scholarship

    Donors: Dudley and Betty Barefoot Friends and Family


    Professor Dudley Barefoot was a popular faculty member who served as advisor and friend to many students. A native of Hollis, Oklahoma, he earned two degrees from the department and later served on the faculty from 1969 to 1986. Following his passing in 2002, colleagues and friends created a scholarship in his memory. Since 2004, the Dudley and Betty Barefoot Memorial Scholarship has been funded through the generosity of former colleagues and friends.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Charles D. and Joan S. Cheek Scholarship

    Donor: Charles D. Cheek


    Charles Cheek graduated in 1951 from Oklahoma A&M College with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Charles worked as an engineer for the United States Soil & Conservation. Service from 1951-1986. Charles and Joan were married from 1948 until her passing in 2002. The Charles D. & Joan S. Cheek Scholarship was established in 2019. 


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • E.W. Schroeder Scholarship

    Donor: E.W. Schroeder


    Professor E. W. Schroeder served as Head of the Agricultural Engineering Department for 27 years from 1947 to 1974. He was an effective leader and advocate and was largely responsible for the department's post-war growth and success. The E. W. Schroeder Scholarship was initiated on the occasion of his retirement in 1974. Professor Schroeder, who remained active and lived into his 90s, established an endowment in 2002 to support the scholarship in perpetuity.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Fred and Leatrice Bouse Scholarship in Agricultural Engineering

    Donors: Dr. and Mrs. Fred Bouse and Family


    Dr. Fred Bouse received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Oklahoma State University in agricultural engineering in 1956 and 1963. He received his doctorate from Texas A&M University in 1971. Leatrice also attended OSU, majoring in home economics. Dr. Bouse worked for the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service for over 38 years, completing the first eight at OSU researching equipment improvements for harvesting castor beans. The scholarship was established by Fred and Leatrice's son, Gary, and his wife, Rebecca. The first scholarship was awarded in 2018.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Gerald and Linda Stangl Scholarship

    Donor: Gerald Stangl


    Dr. Gerald Stangl received his doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 1971 with an emphasis in power and machinery. His degree led to a 30-year career with Charles Machine Works in Perry, Oklahoma. Following retirement, Dr. Stangl became an engineering consultant focusing on patents and other intellectual property. Dr. Stangl established the Gerald and Linda Stangl Scholarship to honor Linda, who passed away in 2018.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Glen Morgan Memorial Scholarship

    Donor: Ron Morgan


    Ron Morgan and his family established the Glen Morgan Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of his father, Glen Morgan. Dr. Morgan earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the department. He had an outstanding career as an engineer in academia, the food industry, the oil and gas industry, and farming and ranching. He now lives on the family farm in the Waurika, Kansas area. The Glen Morgan Memorial Scholarship was first awarded in 2000.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Greg and Kristen Hart Scholarship

    Donors: Greg and Kristen Hart


    Both 1979 graduates of the department, Greg and Kristen Hart, were outstanding students who met at OSU and later married. Greg’s highly successful career with John Deere has led to ever-increasing responsibilities, including senior management positions in Europe and the Dallas and Northwest Sales Branches. Kristen was recognized for her outstanding work as a professional engineer in Kansas. The Greg and Kristen Hart Scholarships were first awarded in 2007.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Halliburton Power of Six Scholarship

    Donors: Halliburton and employee contributions


    The Halliburton Power of Six Scholarship is an initiative using individual contributions from those working for Halliburton, who are tied to BAE at OSU. Based on the alumni's initiative within Halliburton, combined with the beneficial Halliburton corporate matching program and the Pickens Match, this scholarship celebrates the corporate linkage and the alumni commitment to helping students achieve their undergraduate education.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • James and Ruby Garton Scholarship

    Donors: Garton Family and Larry Billen


    Dr. James Garton, a native of Oklahoma, received his bachelor's degree from the then-named Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Engineering. After receiving his master's and doctorate degrees, he served as a faculty member of the department from 1949 to 1985 and was a key contributor to its growth and success. Dr. Garton was a productive and innovative researcher. He was an excellent instructor, known for injecting humor into the classroom. He established the James and Ruby Garton Scholarship endowment in 2007, and the scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2008.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Jodie Whitney Scholarship

    Donors: Dr. and Mrs. Jodie Whitney


    Jodie Whitney received his doctorate from the department in 1966. He then enjoyed a distinguished 37-year career as a faculty member in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida. He conducted pioneering research in mechanical harvesting of citrus fruit, methods of controlling tree size, and citrus management using precision agriculture. The Jodie Whitney Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2009.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Lawrence and Karen Betche Scholarship

    Donors: Lawrence and Karen Betche 


    Larewence and Karen Betche both attended Oklahoma State University, with Lawrence graduating in 1970 with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering. It is very important to Larry and Karen to support students studying agriculture at OSU. The scholarship was established in 2020 to support students within the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department. The scholarship was awarded for the first time 2022.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Lawrence O. Roth Scholarship

    Donors: Larry Roth Family and Friends


    Larry Roth retired from the department in 1986 after 35 years of exceptional service as a teacher, researcher and advisor. Soon after that, his former students, family, and friends established an endowed scholarship to honor his work. Roth and others have continued to support the endowment over the years. In his retirement, Roth remained in close touch with the department, and his passing deeply saddened department members in 2014. The Lawrence O. Roth Scholarship was first awarded in 1987.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Lieu R. Smith Scholarship

    Donors: Lieu R. Smith


    Lieu R. Smith graduated in 1954 from Oklahoma A&M College with a degree in Agricultural Engineering and went on to earn his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1957. Lieu had a distinguished career working with Sverdrup Corporation managing notable projects including a $240 million Space Shuttle Launch Pad Complex at Vandenburg, CA., Air Force Base during the 1980's space race. Lieu remembers where he comes from and those who have had a positive impact on his life, and believes in giving back in support of student enrichment experiences. The first Lieu R. Smith Scholarship was awarded in 2023.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Marvin Stone Scholarship

    Donors: Stone Family and Friends


    Marvin Stone, OSU Regents Professor, retired in 2006 following 24 years of exemplary service as a BAE teacher and researcher. In 2005, he received the Eminent Faculty Award, which is OSU’s highest faculty honor. Students much appreciated Stone’s teaching and mentoring, and in retirement, he has continued his involvement with the department. Family and friends established the Marvin Stone Scholarship endowment in his honor, and it has been awarded every year since 2007.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives Scholarship

    The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives is a statewide association created and supported by local electric distribution and generation/transmission cooperatives. The OAEC was formed in 1942 and currently consists of 30 member systems. Mr. Chris Meyers serves as the General Manager and CEO. For many years, the OAEC has had a close association with the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department and began supporting an annual scholarship in the department in 1980.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Oklahoma Grain and Feed Scholarship

    The Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association is a non-profit trade organization headquartered in Enid. The OGFA effectively promotes the interests of the state’s grain, feed, and seed businesses. Mr. Joe Neal Hampton serves as the Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association has awarded a scholarship to a BAE student each year since 1995.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Scholarship

    In 1981, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority was established by the Oklahoma Legislature to provide an adequate, economical, and reliable electrical power source for cities who owned their municipal electric system. The OMPA helps these cities obtain and manage their wholesale power. Mr. Roland Dawson serves as the General Manager. The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Scholarship has been awarded in the department each year since 1993.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Ray and Sandy Huhnke Scholarship

    Donors: Ray and Sandy Huhnke 


    Dr. Ray and Sandy Huhnke began his academic career at OSU in 1980 and retired in 2021 after nearly 41 years of dedicated service to the department, the university and the profession. In his early career, he became well-known both nationally and internationally for his work in agricultural extension. His leadership and service has been recognized with numerous awards including being named an ASABE Fellow and a Regents Professor. The Ray and Sandy Huhnke Scholarship was first awarded in 2023.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Ron and Judith Elliott Scholarship

    Donors: Ron and Judith Elliott and Friends


    Dr. Ron Elliott is most known for his role as an effective and beloved Department Head in BAE from 2001 to 2010. He joined the department as a faculty member in 1981 and was a leader in both teaching and research for almost 30 years before retiring in 2010. He was an integral part of the research team that developed the Oklahoma Mesonet and has served on the Mesonet Steering Committee since 1990. Dr. Elliott's professional accolades include being named an ASABE Fellow and receiving the John Deere Gold Medal Award. This generous scholarship is provided by the Elliott family and was awarded for the first time in 2023.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Ron and Zona Noyes Scholarship

    Donors: Ron and Zona Noyes


    Ron Noyes is a native of Leedey, Oklahoma. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the department. Following a successful industry career, he returned to his alma mater and served as a productive extension faculty member from 1985 to 2003. Noyes and his wife, Zona, established the Ronald T. Noyes Scholarship in support of BAE students. The Ronald T. Noyes Scholarship was first awarded in 2005.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Sam and Shelia Harp Scholarship

    Donors: Mrs. Shelia Harp Family and Friends


    This scholarship honors both Sam and Sheila Harp for their many years of service to OSU. Sam was instrumental in starting the DASNR and CEAT Application Engineering Extension program and making it a national engineering extension leader. Sheila was also instrumental in OSU programs' success, having served 30 years in various academic and administrative areas. The Sam and Sheila Harp Scholarship was first awarded in 2012.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Si and Kay Grider Scholarship

    Donor: Dr. Bill Barfield


    Si Grider was involved in international business, and he and his wife, Kay, appreciate the value of enrichment experiences for students. Their daughter, Annette, and her husband Bill Barfield, emeritus BAE professor and previous department head, established this endowment in honor of the Griders. The funds are used to support international experiences for students majoring in Biosystems Engineering at OSU. In 2010, the awards were made to BAE students participating in study abroad courses to Brazil, Honduras, and Italy.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Terry D. Allen Agricultural Engineering Scholarship

    Donor: Diane Allen


    Terry Allen grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and is a 1971 graduate of the department. He began his career as an engineer with Cargill, Inc. In 1975, he left Cargill and became a part of the family business, Payne County Implement, an International Harvester dealership. Diane Allen and her sons, Thomas and Terry Jr., established a scholarship endowment in Terry's memory in 2014. Terry believed that education was essential for success. The Terry D. Allen Scholarship was first awarded in 2014.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Tom and Jan Haan Scholarship

    Donors: Tom and Jan Haan


    Tom Haan served as Head of the Agricultural Engineering Department from 1978 to 1985 and continued as an outstanding researcher and teacher until his retirement in 2001. Haan is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. On the occasion of his retirement, colleagues and friends contributed to a scholarship endowment in his honor. The Tom and Jan Haan Scholarship was first awarded in 2001.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Wendell Bowers Scholarship

    Donor: Mr. Wendell Bowers


    Wendell Bowers was a vital member of the departmental faculty from 1967 to 1985. He was an outstanding extension engineer and served as Assistant Director of Agricultural Programs for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Now retired and living in Arizona, Bowers is widely recognized for his leadership in volunteer programs assisting young people in the community. The Wendell Bowers Scholarship was first awarded in 2007.

  • Engagement and Support Team Honorary Awards

    This award was established by graduates of the 2006, 2011 and 2016 classes to honor and recognize departmental staff that elevate the college experience of BAE beyond academics. The staff of the department have helped to shape the culture and the family experience we as students remember. In addition to helping to create and nurture the tight knit community that is BAE, this has also made a big impact on recruitment and retention of students. This award was awarded for the first time in 2023.


    Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Sustainable Ag, Natural Resources and Food Systems Graduate Fellowships

    The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Ag, Natural Resources and Food Systems was established by Dr. Jim Loftis to support graduate students working in areas that seek to improve the carbon footprint of an agricultural or food production system. Dr. Loftis received his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Engineering, and his master's and doctorate in Agricultural Engineering from Colorado State University. He has created a new opportunity for BAE to support graduate programs through donations and he shares the belief that these fellowships can help our graduate education and improve our ability to attract students interested in sustainability and climate change. This fellowship was first awarded in 2023.


    Past Scholarship Recipients


Previous Scholarships

Our department would like to recognize past scholarship funds that have been generously donated to BAE.

  • Kennedy Family Scholarship
  • ConocoPhilips Scholarship
    • 2014: Nicholas Jacobsen
    • 2013: Jeremiah Pine
    • 2012: Heath Hendricks
  • Wendall Bowers Scholarship
    • 2019: Mckenna Charles 
    • 2018: Cameryn Taylor 
    • 2017: Erica Auchard | Ashton Lofquist 
    • 2016: Sarah Riley | Jackson Wallace
    • 2015: Taylor Cole | Taylor Conley | Konner Kay
    • 2014: Jonathan Overton | Montana Wells
    • 2013: David Criswell | Whitney Lisenbee | Caroline Short
    • 2012: Taylor Cole|  Peter Storm | Taylor Cook
    • 2011: Scott Clark | Heath Hendricks
    • 2010: Collin Craige | Kevin Roehm
    • 2009: Tanisha Hamm | John Locklear
    • 2008: Kevin Stunkel | Cortney Timmons
    • 2007: Stephen Eller
  • Gerald Brusewitz Scholarship
    • 2014: Taylor Conley
    • 2013: Heath Hendricks 
    • 2012: Kelsey Turner
    • 2011: Meredith Shiflet
    • 2010: Mikayla Marvin
    • 2008: Karl Garbrecht 
    • 2007: Chakara Tolsma
    • 2006: Cortney Timmons
    • 2005: Curtis Johnson
    • 2004: Kristin Stephens
    • 2003: Colby Funk
  • Samuel Alton Clayton Memorial Scholarship
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