(Posted Wed. Nov 30th, 2016)

Only days remain to apply for scholarships being offered by the National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation. These five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2017-18 school year. While these scholarships are open to any NCGA members and their children or legal guardians, all submissions must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2016 for consideration.


"Building the leaders of tomorrow is essential to NCGA’s work to build a productive, sustainable and profitable corn industry," said Paul Taylor, chair of the Engaging Members Committee. "Our partnership with BASF helps ease the financial pressures these students face in pursuing their degree and, in doing so, helps ensure the brightest minds remain engaged in agriculture."


Applicants for the NCGA William C. Berg 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 December 2, 2016.


Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2017. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.


This is the tenth year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA. The complete rules and application can be found on our website at There, the site also features a listing of scholarships offered by NCGA’s affiliated state organizations that allows interested students to explore further scholarship possibilities.