Scholarship Programs

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The grower-members who make up the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are committed to broadening educational opportunities and open doors to students who are passionate to serve rural America and keep 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 or state scholarships listed below, you must be a NCGA member. To become a NCGA member, click here or contact your State Corn Association.

 

UPDATED SEP. 23, 2021

Technical School/Community College Scholarship Program

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be an NCGA member or son/daughter of an NCGA member. The application must be submitted by January 31, 2022 by 11:59 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:  In 2022 NCGA and 5 state partner launched a Consolidated Scholarship Application. Please click the button below to apply for the Technical School/Community College Scholarship Program for the Fall 2022 semester. Below are the specific...

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NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence

Undergraduate Scholarship in Agriculture

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be entering at least his/her second undergraduate year at an accredited college or university. Applicant must be an NCGA member or son/daughter 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. The application must be submitted by January 31, 2022 by 11:59 Central Time. Scholarships are for one year. Previous recipients may not apply.   The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in any field. In addition to receiving the scholarship funds, winners will also take part in networking and other opportunities with BASF.   APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  In 2022 NCGA and 5 state partners launched a Consolidated Scholarship Application. Please click the button below to apply for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence Scholarship for the Fall...

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Graduate Student Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicant must be an NCGA member or son/daughter of an NCGA member. Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in an agriculture field. The application must be submitted by January 31, 2022 by 11:59 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, we will award one $2,500 scholarship to a graduate student whose area of study will benefit the corn sector.   APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  In 2022 NCGA and 5 state partners launched a Consolidated Scholarship Application. Please click the button below to apply for the Graduate Student Scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester. Below are the...

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NCGA Research Ambassador Program

Congratulations to the research ambassadors selected for the 2021-2022 academic year! (READ FULL STORY HERE)   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. Up to six (6) 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...

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State Corn Association Scholarships

Members of state corn associations may be eligible for additional scholarships within their home state.    Iowa Corn Kansas Corn Kentucky Corn Growers Association Maryland Grain Producers Michigan Corn   Minnesota Corn Missouri Corn   Nebraska Corn Growers New York Corn and Soybean Grower Association North Dakota Corn Growers Association   Ohio Corn & Wheat Texas Corn Producers    Virginia Grain Producers FALL 2022 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION PATICIPANTS:  In partnership with 5 states NCGA has developed the 2022 Consolidate Scholarship Application. Please use this to apply for the 3 national NCGA scholarships and the 5 states scholarships linked below.   Iowa’s Future of Agriculture Scholarships Maryland Grain Producers Scholarship Nebraska’s FLAGship Program North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship Texas Corn Producers Association...

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Past BASF Winners

The NCGA-BASF college scholarship program is named in honor of Ohio farmer William C. Berg. You can view all past program participants below.   For more information about BASF, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of BASF’s social media channels.   2020-2021 Amelia Hayden (WI) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Agricultural Education   Colton Johnson (OK) Oklahoma State University – Plant and Soil Sciences   Courtney Schrader (MD) Salisbury University – Management and Communications   Sophia Svanda (NE) University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication   Ben Vos (IA) Dordt University – General Agriculture   2019-2020 Killiann George (PA) Penn State University – Agricultural and Extension Education   Mardi Traskowsky (KS) Kansas State University – Milling Science, Management and Agricultural Economics   Abbey Schiefelbein (MN) Kansas State University – Food Science   Madeline Weninger (MN) South Dakota State...

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