Jordan and Harvey Graduate Awards

The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of California State University, Fresno is pleased to announce the offering of up to five (5) prestigious Jordan and Harvey Graduate Awards to highly qualified students entering Master of Science (M.S.) programs in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

The Jordan Award provides up to $9,000.00 per year for two years and is available to US citizens as well as international masters students. The Harvey Award (also up to $9,000.00 per year for two years) is available to masters students who are US citizens as per the wishes of the donor. In some cases both scholarships could be awarded to the same individual (up to $18,000.00 per year for two years).

Funding may consist of scholarship and/or assistantship money, based on the candidate’s qualifications and eligibility. Jordan and Harvey recipients are expected to provide teaching and/or research support to their major adviser.


Applicants must be entering their first fall semester in Jordan College M.S. programs (Agricultural Sciences, Plant Science, Industrial Technology, or Viticulture & Enology). This includes students beginning in Fall 2019, or those who began in Spring 2019.


Application Materials – Materials are submitted to the Department

  • Cover letter indicating your interest and reason for applying for this award
  • Official GRE scores (and TOEFL, if required)
  • All college transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Statement of proposed research (maximum 2 pages)
  • 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals who can comment on research or independent work skills, and academics
  • Letter of support from the faculty member with whom applicant will conduct thesis research

Application Deadline

To be considered for the 2019-20 academic year, materials should be submitted to the respective department by Friday, February 1, 2019. Awards will be announced no later than March 1, 2019, and candidates must accept or reject their award by April 12, 2019.

Contact Information

Students should contact the Graduate Coordinator of the Program in which they seek admission. They are:

  • Animal Science: Dr. Amanda McKeith (, 559-278-4331)
  • Industrial Technology: Dr. Arun Nambiar (, 559-278-1443)
  • Plant Science: Dr. Sharon Benes ( or 559-278-2255)
  • Viticulture & Enology: Dr. Luca Brillante (, 559-278-3940)