For many students pursuing their passion in agriculture, scholarships are the best way to reduce student debt. The American Soybean Association wants to recognize an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture by presenting them with the Soy Scholarship.
The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university during the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship is managed by ASA and made possible through a grant by BASF Corporation. High school seniors may apply online Oct. 7 to Dec. 1, 2019. Click here to apply.
ASA and BASF have recognized students for their hard work and interest in agriculture through the Soy Scholarship since 2008.
The scholarship is awarded in $2,500 increments (one per semester) for the 2020-21-school year. The student must maintain successful academic progress and be in good standing with the college or university to receive the full scholarship amount. The application must include a 500 word essay, a recent transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
Final selection will be made at the beginning of January by a committee of soybean grower-leaders. The student will be notified by mid-January, with an official announcement to follow and a presentation scheduled in the spring. Click here for more details.