(Posted Tue. Nov 29th, 2011)

Nov.29: As the deadline quickly approaches, 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.


“This program is important for candidates as it helps fund their ongoing education, but it is also important for the industry as a whole,” said Brandon Hunnicutt, NCGA’s Grower Services Action Team Chair. “By helping tomorrow’s leaders further their studies, we proactively create a generation ready to lead agriculture for decades to come.”


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. Click here for the complete rules and application packet.