FOUR Scholarships. Endless Opportunities.
The grower-members who make up the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are committed to broadening educational opportunities and opening doors to students passionate about serving rural America and keeping their family farms thriving.
There are currently four national scholarships offered for four distinct audiences:
- Research Students
- Technical School/Community College Students
- Undergraduate Students
- Graduate Students
Please also check out the many scholarships offered by State Corn Associations.
To be eligible for any national scholarships listed below, you must be an NCGA member. To become an NCGA member, click here or contact your State Corn Association.
UPDATED OCT. 16 2023
What is the NCGA Research Ambassador Program? The purpose of the NCGA Research Ambassador Program is to build a network of future leaders in the agriculture sector. Students will be selected each year to receive financial support as well as travel and networking opportunities. Ambassadors must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and be involved in research relevant to corn production. Why apply? Students selected as NCGA Research Ambassadors will receive the following: Financial award of $2,500 directly to the student; Up to $750 for registration and travel reimbursement for participation in scientific research conferences; Fully-funded travel to participate in NCGA events throughout the year, which could include grower research committee meetings, congressional visits at the state or federal level, Commodity Classic, Corn Congress, farm field days, etc. Who can apply? Applicants must meet the following criteria: Citizen or...Learn More
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be an NCGA member or the child of an NCGA member. A completed application must be submitted by January 31, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Scholarships are for one year. Previous recipients may not apply. For rural America to remain strong and vibrant, it needs a diverse workforce. Farmers need highly skilled workers trained in the latest technology to ensure that their farm operation runs smoothly. Whether your educational pursuits are agricultural, mechanical, construction, engineering, or aviation-related, we want to help further your training. NCGA will provide five $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a degree at a technical school or community college. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please click the button below to apply for the Technical School/Community College Scholarship Program for the Fall 2024 semester. Below are the specific requirements for the Technical School/Community College Scholarship: A...Learn More
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be an NCGA member or the child of an NCGA member. Employees and the families of employees of NCGA or any division of BASF or their subsidiaries are not eligible for the scholarship. A completed application must be submitted by January 31, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Scholarships are for one year. Previous recipients may not apply. The William C. Berg Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship is supported in partnership with BASF. During the Fall 2024 semester, five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in any field. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please click the button below to apply for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence Scholarship for the Fall 2024 semester. Below are the specific requirements for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence Scholarship: A completed online application Current resume Current transcript One letter of recommendation The...Learn More
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicant must be an NCGA member or the child of an NCGA member. Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in an agriculture field. A completed application must be submitted by January 31, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Scholarships are for one year. Previous recipients may not apply. NCGA understands the role of research and scientific discovery in production agriculture. We are proud to recognize the hard work and contributions of today’s graduate students who are working in the critical areas of Digital/Precision Ag, Germplasm/Breeding, Agronomy, Crop Protection, and Sustainability. To recognize their efforts, NCGA will award two $2,500 scholarships to a graduate student whose area of study will benefit the corn sector. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please click the button below to apply for the Graduate Student Scholarship for the Fall 2024 semester. Below are the specific requirements for the Graduate Student Scholarship: A...Learn More
STATE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS: Members of state corn associations may be eligible for additional scholarships within their home state. Iowa Illinois Kansas Kentucky Maryland Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio Texas Wisconsin 2024 CONSOLIDATED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: In partnership with 9 states, NCGA has developed the 2024 Consolidated Scholarship Application. Please use this to apply for the 3 national NCGA scholarships and the 9 states scholarships linked below: Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship IL Corn Growers Association Scholarship Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship Maryland Grain Producers Scholarships Michigan Corn Growers Association Scholarship Nebraska Corn Growers Association FLAGship Program North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship Ohio Corn & Wheat Association...Learn More