The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will award $7,500 in scholarships to deserving students in 2013. Applications for the Missouri Corn Scholarship Program are now available for high school seniors and college juniors pursuing a degree in agronomy or related area of agriculture.
"We feel the scholarship program is a great investment in agriculture's future," noted Missouri Corn Scholarship Chairman Mark Scott of Wentzville, Mo. "As technology and production practices evolve, an education provides a firm foundation for a successful career. We encourage all high school seniors and college juniors pursing a degree in agronomy or agriculture related fields to apply."
High school senior applicants must be Missouri residents from a Missouri farm or rural area. They must plan to attend a two- or four-year Missouri college or university and major in agronomy or agriculture-related field. The scholarship funds will apply toward the freshman year of college expenses for high school winners.
College applicants must also be Missouri residents from a Missouri farm or rural area, and currently a junior enrolled in a Missouri four-year college or university majoring in agronomy or agriculture-related field. The scholarship funds will apply toward the senior year of expenses for college winners.
Missouri Corn Scholarship applications are available for download at teh Missouri Corn Growers website under the Resources tab. Interested students can also call the Missouri Corn office toll-free at (800) 827-4181 to request an application. Students must submit an application form, official high school or college transcript and at least one letter of recommendation to the Missouri Corn office by Feb. 8, 2013 to be eligible.
Applications will be reviewed by the Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee and recipients will be notified by mail on or before April 15, 2013. This is the seventeenth year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been available. To learn more about Missouri Corn programs, please visit the website.
Source: Missouri Corn Growers Association