Graduate Student Scholarship

Graduate Student Scholarship

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 who who’s area of study will benefit the corn sector. The 2020 winner will attend the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) June 7 – 9, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Increasingly recognized as an important industry networking event, CUTC offers attendees the chance to meet hundreds of key contacts across the corn value chain and learn how new technologies will enhance the value of corn: n new presentations on new starch uses, resistant starch and nutrition, biopolymers and higher valued products such as nutraceuticals. The Gary Lamie Graduate Student Poster Competition will showcase the latest student research and provide students an opportunity to network and advance their careers.

 
Increasingly recognized as an important industry networking event, CUTC offers attendees the chance to meet hundreds of valuable business contacts, identify potential new customers and learn how new technologies will enhance the value of corn. CUTC poster presentations will again provide an ideal showcase for the latest research and present students with a challenging competition.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be an NCGA member or son/daughter of an NCGA member. 

 

  • The application must be submitted by December 4, 2020, by 11:59 Central Time.

  • Scholarships are for one year. Previous recipients may not apply.

 

Application Packet Must Include:
  • Completed application

  • Current transcript from your graduate and undergraduate college or university

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

  • Current resume or CV

  • A 500-word essay, limited to 1-page: “Please describe how your interests and achievements, both academic and extra-curricular, demonstrate a capacity for leadership, commitment to using your knowledge to serve the agriculture industry and to applying your talents to improve the lives of others.

 

Application