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Syngenta opens applications for $20,000 in college scholarships


In a two- to five-minute video essay, can you explain how your roots have influenced the way you view the future of the ag industry? If so — and if you’re currently a qualifying college student — now’s the time to enter the Accelerating a Generation (AG) Syngenta Scholarship program, which has up to $20,000 available in total awards.

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 15, 2020.

University students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines are eligible to compete for the scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. residents enrolled as of spring 2020 in an accredited agriculture program at an eligible university.

Syngenta will grant scholarships to a bachelor’s and a master’s level national winner, selected from a pool of 4 regional winners in each category. Scholarship recipients will be announced in the spring.

The 2019 scholarships were awarded to two talented students with a passion for pushing agriculture forward. Bachelor’s level winner Adrienne Blakey, a plant and soil sciences major at Oklahoma State University, emphasized the value of integrity as a building block for the industry’s future. Meanwhile, master’s level winner Nick Lord encouraged students of various backgrounds and life experiences to “find a niche in the agricultural community” where they can make an impact.

To ensure full application processing, Syngenta asks students to submit their email addresses and other initial identifying information by Jan. 7. For more information about the scholarship, including official rules, prize amounts, essay topic, eligible universities, and application guidelines, visit this link.

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