NCGA Announces Its Annual College Ag Scholarship Program, Now Accepting Applications
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
As the weeks before the application deadline steadily tick away, the National Corn Growers Association reminds members that it, along with the BASF Corporation, will again award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2012-13 school year.
"While the December 9 deadline may still seem distant, it is important to note how quickly time passes for students busy with their studies," said Brandon Hunnicutt, NCGA's Grower Services Action Team Chair. "Completion by the deadline is required for consideration, and NCGA hopes that all interested parties are able to submit. This program fosters tomorrow's leaders. Reminding qualified students to apply is a proactive step to better the future of the industry."
Applicants for the NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program must be entering at least their second undergraduate year or any year of graduate study, and they, or a parent or legal guardian, must be an NCGA member. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before Dec. 9.
Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2012. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend a portion of the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn., to be recognized at the NCGA Awards Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.
This marks the fifth year for the program partnership between BASF and NCGA.
National Corn Growers Association