The Dick Laursen Memorial Scholarship

Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association

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Grant amount: Up to US $4,000

Deadline: Mar 1, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Minimum GPA: 2.5

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About this funder:



The Dick Laursen Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Dick Laursen, a life-long irrigation specialist. Dick was born in 1942 into a Nebraska ranching/farming family. He began his career as a purchasing agent for a pivot manufacturer; then moving on to Rain Bird Ag before partnering to open SWISH, Inc., an irrigation company. With his partners, Dick spent the rest of his life building SWISH, until his death in 1998.

TAIA will award scholarships based on the applicant’s qualifications.  Scholarships will be available to registered, full-time students either entering college or continuing a college education.  Graduate students are also eligible. Scholarship funds will be given to the student's selected college to use towards enrollment expenses. 

Value: $500 per semester / $4000 total maximum / 4 year maximum

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicant qualifications:
    • An agriculture major
    • Attend a Texas university or college
    • Full time student (12+ hours)
      • students may be entering college, continuing a college education, or graudate students.
    • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA reporting GPA at end of each semester
    • Not required to be a Texas resident


  • A recommendation from a TAIA member would be beneficial but is not mandatory.