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National Wheat Foundation scholarship honors ag students


Do you love advocating for agriculture and connecting the divide between urban and rural folks? Than this scholarship opportunity is perfect for you. The National Wheat Foundation officially began accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is available to college students for the 2021-22 academic year with an application deadline of December 31, 2020. 

“The scholarship is meant to recognize those students who have shown a passion for agriculture both inside and outside the classroom,” said David Cleavinger, Chairman of the National Wheat Foundation. “Programs like the Minore Scholarship encourage the next generation to teach others the importance of wheat and agriculture and the significant role both play in society.” 

The late Jerry Minore was a BASF Senior Market Manager and a liaison to the wheat industry. Since his unexpected death in 2012, BASF has partnered with the National Wheat Foundation to fund scholarships and honor his advocacy efforts for wheat growers. This year the Foundation will be issuing two scholarships for $2,500 each. 

“We value our partnership with the National Wheat Foundation and our shared passion for investing in students who have shown a commitment to the agriculture industry,” said Scott Kay, Vice President U.S. Crop, BASF Agricultural Solutions. “There’s no better way for BASF to honor Jerry’s legacy than to support these students as they achieve their ag dreams.” 

Applicants for the Minore Memorial Scholarship should submit:

  1. A completed application form;
  2. One letter of recommendation, for instance from a professor, academic advisor or nominating sponsor;
  3. A copy of your unofficial transcript;
  4. A response to one of the following essay questions, no more than one type-written page
    in a 12-point font:
    Question 1: How would you help educate and teach the next generation about the value and importance of wheat to our nation and consumers around the world?
    Question 2: Do you believe there is a division in the general views of agriculture between urban and rural dwellers in the United States? What do you think is the origin of this? What do you think is the solution, if there needs to be a solution?

For more information on how to apply, visit their scholarship website.


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