If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree during the 2019-20 school year, now is the time to apply for a chance to win one of five $1,000 college scholarships.
Applicants for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program must be entering at least their second undergraduate year or any year of graduate study, and they or a parent or legal guardian must be an National Corn Growers Association member. (The award is made possible by a partnership between the NGCA and BASF Corporation.) For the first time, applications from students pursuing degrees in all subject areas will be accepted. Previously, only those pursuing those in agriculture-related fields were considered.
“The future of agriculture as an industry depends upon keeping our best and brightest interested, and the Engaging Members Committee decided to acknowledge the breadth of areas impacting agriculture by opening the scholarship to non-ag majors in recognition of that fact,” said John Linder, who chairs the committee. “All applicants will submit an explanation of how their future work will benefit agriculture. In doing so, we will foster those who will help our industry while inspiring young people to consider how their future impacts farmers in ways which they may have previously not realized.
Scholarship applications must be received by December 1, 2018, and all scholarship applications will be completed online. The complete rules and application can be found here.