The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation are now accepting applications for scholarships. Five undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field will receive $1,000 towards their studies in the 2017-18 school year.
“NCGA members are invested both on the farm and off the farm to build a successful industry based on productivity, stewardship and profitability. However, we must also help to cultivate the next generation of agriculture leaders,” said Patty Mann, chairman of NCGA’s Grower Services Action Team. “Our partnership with BASF helps ease the financial pressures these students face in pursuing their degree.”
Applicants for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program must be entering at least their second undergraduate year or any year of graduate study, and they or a parent or legal guardian must be an NCGA member. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before December 12, 2016.
Winners will be announced early in 2017. Those selected for this award will also earn a trip to the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet.