AMVAC Chemical Corp. is now accepting applications for its 2020 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship. The scholarships, each worth $2,000, will be awarded to seven qualified students.
“We’re excited to offer this scholarship opportunity to deserving students for the second year in a row,” said Paul Vaculin, southern crops marketing manager at AMVAC. “This scholarship will help cultivate the next generation of talented agricultural professionals, which makes it an honor to help students who want to pursue a career in the cotton industry achieve their educational goals.”
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To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be nominated by a practicing cotton consultant, have worked for a cotton consultant at some point between 2018 and 2020 and either be a senior in high school or currently enrolled full-time in an undergrad or graduate-level agricultural program at an accredited college or university. Information on how to nominate a student is available on their scholarship website. All applications must be completed and submitted by the July 1, 2020, deadline to be considered.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded based on the merits of their applications. Two winners are selected from each designated region with the exception of one winner from either California or Arizona. If not enough qualified entries are received in any of these regions, those scholarships will be opened up to regions with multiple qualified applicants.
The 2020 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship regions include:
- Southeast – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
- Mid-south – Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
- Southwest – Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The winners of the Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship will be announced by August 14, 2020
AMVAC is a longtime supporter of the cotton industry offering a portfolio of trusted products including Bidrin 8 Insecticide, Folex 6 EC Cotton Defoliant, and many others that cotton growers have relied on for years. To learn more about AMVAC Chemical Corporation and the Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship, visit AMVAC.com.