If you want to make your future bright, here it is. The fully-funded Leadership Program has announced in-country and Global seminars to undergraduate students from all over the world. The Cargill Global Scholars Program 2020 provides the financial benefits to the selected candidates.

The Cargill Global Scholars Program (CGSP) is a distinctive, two-year scholarship program that provides financial support to undergraduate students in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and the United States. The CGSP offers leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events and a one-on-one mentoring program facilitated by Cargill volunteers globally, and an alumni network that will help you keep connected with past, current, and future scholars.

The students selected are those who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management. We believe these students will become leaders in industries and fields that may have an impact on Cargill’s businesses in the future.

Plus, CGSP will be given to the brilliant and hardworking students pursuing food, science, technology, agriculture, math, IR, engineering, sustainability and business related studies.

In the realm of education, CGSP support innovative programs that improve academic achievement and increase access to education. With financial support, the expertise of our businesses, efforts of our employees and collaboration with partners, we are making positive, measurable improvements in education where we live and work.

Cargill Global Scholars Program 2020


Host organization

  • Cargill & IIE

Duration of program

  • Two years

Components of Program

  • In-country seminar: In the first year of the Global Scholars Program, scholars from each country participate in the In-Country Seminar focusing on leadership development, team building, mentorship and in-depth overview of Cargill. Scholars will sharpen the leadership development of interpersonal skills and network building with fellow scholars and Cargill leaders.
  • Global seminar: In the second year of the Global Scholars Program, scholars from all six of the participating countries come together and receive a more in-depth view of Cargill and a continuation of their leadership development training. Each scholar will participate in a team project that overviews Cargill’s businesses and products in a specific country and will receive a mentor from another country in their area of study.

Benefits of Program

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 In-Country Seminar (Year 1) and Global Seminar (Year 2).
  • Receive mentorship by Cargill employees to help the scholars identify short and long term academic and goals and will assist in reaching these goals through networking, face-to-face meetings, and communication by email and phone.
  • Participate in a series of experiential learning modules, leadership development training, coupled with network opportunities with Cargill executives.
  • Become a member of the Cargill Global Scholars Alumni community.

Criteria for Eligible Scholars

  1. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia or US.
  2. Attend a partner university in the country of citizenship or permanent legal residency
  3. Be a first or second-year university student
  4. Demonstrate high academic performance
  5. 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

For more information about the specific requirements for your country and your eligibility to become a Cargill Global Scholar, please visit the FAQ page

Essential Requirements of CGSP 2020

 In order to be eligible for an award, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the country in which they apply, be enrolled at a partner university, and be a first or second-year full-time university student. Documentation required will be based on the requirements of the countries application.

Upon acceptance into the Global Scholars Program, students must:

  1. Adhere to the Cargill Scholars Code of Conduct.
  2. Attend both the In-Country (Year 1) and Global Seminars (Year 2).
  3. Participate in the mentorship program by communicating with their assigned Cargill Mentor, Cargill Staff, and IIE Staff.
  4. Remain enrolled in partner college/university, in addition to maintenance of required GPA requirements.

Application Procedure

  • The applicant must register itself on the official website.
  • Fill the application form for CGSP 2020.
  • All the required fields must be filled carefully.

Last Date

Last date to apply for this scholarship is different for different countries.