(Posted Fri. Nov 30th, 2012)
Nov. 30: With a deadline of December 7, only one week remains to apply for scholarships made available by the National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation. For the sixth consecutive year, the NCGA/BASF scholarship program will again award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2013-14 school year.
“NCGA and BASF both understand that we must actively support the best and brightest students interested in our field today if we want to have strong leadership tomorrow,” said Brandon Hunnicutt, chairman of NCGA’s Grower Services Action Team. “The scholarship program is rooted in NCGA’s commitment to nurturing youth in agriculture and to growing a bright future of our rural communities. An investment that supports excellence in agricultural education is one of the most important investments that we can make to secure the future of farming.”
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. 7.
Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2013. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend a portion of the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., to be recognized at the NCGA Awards Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.
This is the sixth year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA. Click here for the complete rules and application packet.