Agriculture Business and Technology Institute Scholarship Program

The Agricultural Business & Technology Institute (ABTI) Scholarship Program, in collaboration with the Hartnell College Foundation and supporting industry partnerships, provides financial assistance to students pursuing an education in an ABTI area of study. The ABTI Scholarship program is focused on (1) recruiting new and re entry students interested in ABTI careers, (2) assisting at risk students who deserve the opportunity to demonstrate their potential, and (3) rewarding talented and engaged students who are continuing their education at Hartnell or transferring to a university in a program related to ABTI.

There are numerous scholarships within the ABTI Scholarships Program. Most scholarships are selected based on (1) the student’s chosen program of study, (2) the general eligibility requirements, and (3) the strength of the student’s application packet. A few awards have been designated as Special Achievement Scholarships. These are described below with the details of any additional eligibility requirements.

  • To be eligible for any Agricultural Business and Technology Institute Scholarships: New, re entry, and continuing students must enroll in a minimum of 9 units per semester for the 2020-21 academic year with at least 3 units in the chosen ABTI Program of Study and maintain a 2.7 GPA or higher. Students transferring to a four-year university must have completed at least 12 units in a certificate program in the ABTI or 24 units in a degree program in the ABTI, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • To be considered for any of the SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS, you must meet the following criteria:
    1. Must have completed at least 9 units in a discipline of the ABTI, and
    2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA, or higher.

Supplemental Questions
  1. ABTI Program(s) of Study or Interest (Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 categories):
    • a. Please check the discipline(s) in which you are enrolling or are currently enrolled at Hartnell:
    • b. If "Other", please indicate below:
  2. Select the category that best describes your status as a student.
    • 1. Select one from the list below:
    • 2. If you are transferring to a 4-year college or university, please identify the institution to which you will be transferring and the date (if not transferring type "N/A"):
  3. Select "Yes" to the choice which best applies to you regarding high school or college transcripts (for all others select "No"):
    • a. I am a recent high school graduate and have already uploaded my high school transcript onto the General Application.
    • b. I am a re-entry student and do not have any transcripts to upload at this time.
    • c. I am a re-entry student and will upload my most recent school transcript(s) using the link below.
    • d. I have completed some college courses (or a degree) and will upload my college transcript(s) using the link below. (Note: Unofficial Transcripts are accepted. PAWS transcripts are accepted for continuing Hartnell students.)
    • e. Upload your transcript(s) here:
  4. Please explain why you are interested in studying and completing a degree program in Agriculture or related field.