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Students who are eligible are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Pacific Seed Association to be awarded at our February convention. In past years, we have awarded three $1,000 scholarships. For students to be eligible, they must be finishing their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year of college, or first year of grad school. 

Applicants must be enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student. 

Applicants are required to attach an official transcript, or have the college/university send one to the address below, to be eligible. 

Completed applications must be postmarked by the December 31 deadline. 


Please have the applications addressed to Donna Boggs at the address below. 

Donna Boggs
Pacific Seed Association 

1521 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship Recipients and Good Luck This Semester



Pedro Squiapati

California State University, Fresno

Pedro Squiapati is a master's student in Plant Science at California State University, Fresno. He is a research assistant at the USDA, where he focuses on improving soil health in California vineyards through the adoption of cool season cover crops. He previously earned his bachelor's degree in Agronomic Engineering from the Universidade of São Paulo in Brazil, where his research focused on tropical microorganisms to enhance nutrient availability in the soil. Pedro aims to make agricultural systems more sustainable and productive by increasing soil fertility and health through natural practices. The Pacific Seed Association scholarship has alleviated the financial strain, enabling him to continue his research.


John Dippold
Eastern Oregon University

I am currently a senior at Eastern Oregon University, where I am majoring in Agricultural Entrepreneurship.  At EOU, I am actively involved in the student council, where I have had the opportunity to develop my leadership skills and contribute to various initiatives aimed at enhancing the student experience.   For the past six years, I have been employed at a grass seed farm in the LaGrande area. This experience has provided me with hands-on knowledge of the seed industry, from cultivation to distribution. My long-term goal is to continue my involvement in the seed industry, leveraging my academic background and practical experience to drive innovation and sustainability in agricultural practices.

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Isabelle Alves
 California State University, Chico

I am Isabelle Alves from Elk Grove, California, currently attending Chico State University. With a focus on Agriculture Business and a minor in Animal Science, my journey is fueled by a deep-seated passion for the industry and a commitment to making a difference.

At Chico State I've embraced every opportunity to dive into the agricultural community. As an active member of the Ag Ambassador Program, I serve on the officer team, working to promote awareness and understanding of agriculture both on and off-campus. Additionally, I have the privilege of chairing Agtivate, an event aimed at providing first-year students with a vibrant introduction to the College of Agriculture.

Looking ahead, I am eager to explore the avenues within marketing and management, particularly within the animal feeds and nutrition sector.


Adelaide Lunceford Schreiber
Utah State University

I grew up in the western United States in Nevada and Utah. As a child I was fascinated by science and the natural world, which pushed me to explore these subjects as I entered High School. To gain more hands-on experience I searched for an internship during my senior year and found one at Olson’s Greenhouse in Salem Utah. That internship exposed me to a huge wholesale industry of plants and gave me a glimpse of their trial plant program.

In college I studied at BYU-Idaho before transferring to Utah State University in 2020 where my major is Plant Science. Shortly before transferring schools, I got married and then in 2022 I had a baby who we named Alder. Currently I am completing a more in-depth internship at Olson’s Greenhouse where I assist with trial plant experiments, plant propagation, and am exposed to some of the process of plant selection. In the fall I am returning to Utah State University to complete my final semester before graduating with a Bachelor’s degree.

After graduation I hope to continue in the plant industry and am considering furthering my education after gaining some experience in the “real world”. I’ve loved the sense of fulfillment I get when I’m a part of the process of producing quality plants either for food or for decoration. I plan on continuing in the field and I look forward to the future.

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