FOUR Scholarships. Endless Opportunities.
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. 28, 2022
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
The 2023 application period has closed. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be an NCGA member or the child of an NCGA member. A completed application submitted by January 31, 2022 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: In 2023 NCGA and 8 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...Learn More
Undergraduate Scholarship in Agriculture
The 2023 application period has closed. 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 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, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. 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. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: In 2023 NCGA and 8 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 2023 semester. Below are the specific requirements for the NCGA William...Learn More
The 2023 application period has closed. 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, 2022 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 scholarship to a graduate student whose area of study will benefit the corn sector. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: In 2023 NCGA and 8 state partners launched a Consolidated Scholarship Application. Please click the button below to apply for the Graduate Student...Learn More
STATE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS: Members of state corn associations may be eligible for additional scholarships within their home state. Iowa Illinios Kansas Kentucky Maryland Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska New York North Dakota Ohio Texas 2023 CONSOLIDATED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: In partnership with 8 states NCGA has developed the 2023 Consolidated Scholarship Application. Please use this to apply for the 3 national NCGA scholarships and the 8 states scholarships linked below: Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship Illinois Corn Growers Association Scholarship Kansas Corn Next Generation Scholarship Maryland Grain Producers Scholarship Michigan Corn Growers Association Scholarship Nebraska Corn Growers Association FLAGship Program North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship Texas Corn Producers Association...Learn More
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...Learn More