Plastino Scholar Awards

The Plastino Scholar awards were established in 2007 by a generous gift from David A. Plastino, a UD alumnus.  The awards support self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that enrich the lives of the student recipients and others who are impacted by their projects.  Plastino awards are competitive, and Plastino Scholars are among UD’s most talented, promising, and imaginative students.  For the current academic year, Plastino Scholar applications are due on December 8, 2017.

Interest meetings will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Room 308 Gore Hall and on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Room 222 Gore Hall.

Interested students should be encouraged to visit the Plastino Scholars website (https://www.cas.udel.edu/plastino-scholars).

Seeking Students to Join CANR’s Diversity Committee

The CANR Diversity Committee works to increase inclusive excellence in the college. Our main goals for this academic year are to host several diversity-themed events, to conduct a climate assessment, and to develop a five-year plan to increase diversity and inclusion.

Are you passionate about diversity and do you want to take part in making CANR more inclusive in the future? If so, we welcome you to join our committee. To join, please email Dr. Gressley (gressley@udel.edu) or attend one of our monthly meetings:

Monday 10/9, 10-11 am, 049 Townsend Hall

Wednesday 11/8, 3-4 pm, 256 Townsend Hall

Wednesday 12/6, 3-4 pm, 256 Townsend Hall

NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2018 Ag Scholarships

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness or an ag-vocation field.

The five scholarship winners will be announced at NCGA’s annual trade show and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 27 – March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of NCGA. Funds are for the 2018-2019 school year.  Past scholarship winners, employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.

Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017.

The application is available at: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.