NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture. Eligibility: -Applicant must be entering at least his/her second undergraduate year at an accredited junior college, college or university-Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness, or an Ag vocation field-Applicant must be an NCGA member or son/daughter of an NCGA member-Employees and the families of employees of NCGA or any division of BASF or their subsidiaries are not eligible for the scholarshipSubmission materials:-Current transcript from junior college, college or university-Proof you are seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness, or an Ag vocation field (transcript may suffice, consult your registrar or department office for more information)-Three (3) letters of recommendation (at least two must be from non-family members, and one should be from a faculty member)-Current resume or list of activities, awards, and honors-500-word essay on "Why I am pursuing an agriculture-related career"-A few paragraphs on "What are the three most important issues facing agriculture today?"For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes