Thomas L. Cooper earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1958 and his master’s degree in agriculture in 1961, both from the University of Idaho. He enjoyed a long career in Foreign Service with International Volunteer Services and USAID. His work took him to Vietnam, Thailand, Nigeria, and Washington, D.C.
- Recipients must be a full-time student at the University of Idaho, and must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science and Technology through the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, during the scholarship period.
- Recipients must have completed a minimum of 26 credits (sophomore or above) and be an undergraduate student.
- Recipients of the scholarship should be of good moral character, be well-adjusted socially, be reliable, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, on a scale of 4.0, and exhibit an interest in activities outside the field of agricultural science and technology (for example, be well-rounded).
- Applications must include a letter of application, a letter of recommendation, and a resume. The letter of recommendation must be from an individual outside the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education.
- Financial need will not be a criterion.