NCGA offers scholarships for 3 different kinds of ag student


The National Corn Growers Association and its members are committed to broadening educational opportunities and open doors to students who are passionate to serve rural America and keep their family farms thriving. In order to do so, NCGA has once again opened up applications to their annual scholarship including opportunities for technical school students, college undergrads, and doctoral students.

The National Corn Growers Association will accept applications for a broad variety of college and graduate programs. However, students need to act quickly as applications are due on December 4, 2020.

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For the first scholarship opportunity, NCGA will award five $1,000 scholarships to students attending technical school and community college. Students can be enrolled in any degree or certification program. The committee realized that not every student wants or needs to attend a four-year university to be successful in their community.

For the second scholarship, the NCGA and BASF Corporation will award five $1,500 scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in any field. The monetary award for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program was expanded to $1,500 in 2019. Applicants must be entering at least his/her second undergraduate year at an accredited college or university.

Finally, the third scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing an advanced degree or working on their doctorate degree can apply for one $2,500 award plus the opportunity to attend NCGA’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference in 2021. NCGA understands the role of research and scientific discovery in production agriculture and is proud to recognize the hard work and contributions of today’s graduate students who are working in the critical areas of Digital/Precision Ag, Germplasm/Breeding, Agronomy, Crop Protection and Sustainability. 

To be eligible for all three scholarship programs, the student or their parent or legal guardian must be an NCGA member. Scholarship applications must be received by December 4, 2020. All scholarship applications will be completed online.

Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2021. The complete rules and application can be found on their website.

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