“The GROWMARK Foundation was looking for ways to support education in agriculture for students. We decided a scholarship would be a great way to support students studying agriculture, those who become our future employees or future customers or members,” Jones says.
Fifteen students will receive a $1,500 scholarship to pursue a degree in agriculture this fall. Previously GROWMARK’s scholarships had been tied to specific universities, but the new program is available to students in the U.S. or Ontario, Canada studying at any two- or four-year colleges and universities or trade school.
Applicants must complete an online application which includes academic information, community service and leadership activities, and essay questions regarding agriculture and cooperatives. Applications will be judged by a panel of agribusiness professionals. High school seniors or students at any level of higher education may complete the application, which can be found at growmark.com/scholarship. Applications are due by midnight on April 15, 2017 and recipients will be notified by July 1, 2017.
Learn more in this interview: Interview with Karen Jones, GROWMARK