Scholarships provide more than just financial help for students. They also support student’s passion, create new networking opportunities, and can even lead internship and career opportunities down the road. For many in the agriculture industry, it is a great way to discover organizations that support the future of agriculture. In an effort to nurture and invest in the youth of agriculture, The Agricultural Communicators Network announced two scholarship opportunities. These scholarships will provide many opportunities for students while also supporting their endeavors to join the agricultural communicators profession.
Two scholarships will be awarded in 2022 to outstanding members of ACT for their achievements. The James Evans Scholarship is the top scholarship offered in the amount of $3,000, and one Past President’s Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500.
In order to be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must be able to participate in virtual interviews.
Applicants must be current members of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, ACT, and enrolled as an undergraduate student at a university or college during the time of their application. Recipients will be selected based on the following:
- ACT involvement, leadership activities, and other campus organizational involvement
- Academic achievements
- Career-related experiences
- Reference recommendations
Established by the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) in 1993 and adopted by AAEA in 2004, AAEA scholarships are awarded to outstanding members of ACT for their achievements in leadership, career-related experiences, academics and service.