Gamma Sigma Delta
Honor Society for Agriculture
North Carolina State University

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J. Fulton Lutz Senior Academic Achievement Award

The J. Fulton Lutz Academic Achievement Award was established with an endowment by the late Dr. Lutz, a professor in soil science to honor senior students with outstanding academic achievements.  In establishing the endowment, Dr. Lutz requested that it be administered by the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta.

J. Fulton Lutz was a native of North Carolina, born in Newton on November 23, 1907.  He received his BS from NC State University in 1929, his MS in 1930 and his Ph. D in 1934, both from the University of Missouri.  In 1931, he was appointed assistant professor in agronomy at NC State University.  He was promoted to associate professor in 1934 and professor in 1941.  In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Lutz was coordinator of the graduate program in agronomy when the doctoral program started.  He was a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.

Dr. Lutz was initiated into Gamma Sigma Delta at the University of Missouri.  He was a charter member when the North Carolina State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta was established on 28 April 1955.


Seniors with outstanding academic achievement that are eligible for the award must be:
1.  A United Sates Citizen.
2.  A rising senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.
3.  Be studying in a field of study relating to production agriculture.
4.  Write a one page essay entitled “Why I am studying production agriculture”. This essay will be used in the final selection of the recipient by the Executive Committee of the NCSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta or its designees.