Delmarva Poultry Industry 2020 College Scholarship Program

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. has opened the application period for its 2020 College Scholarship Program. Applications are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships available in the amount of $1,500 or more.

Undergraduate applicants must be a Delmarva resident and a student in good standing at any accredited, degree granting institution in the United States, or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution within the United States. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to Delmarva’s chicken industry and be planning a career in a segment of this industry. An official transcript must accompany each application.

Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria, with the exception of Delmarva residency. In addition, the individual must be engaged in research that could positively benefit Delmarva’s chicken industry. DPI membership on the part of the applicant or his/her family is not required and has no effect on the selection process.

“Since 1985, we’ve awarded more than $144,000 to deserving, driven students through our scholarship program,” said Holly Porter, DPI’s executive director. “Many of them went on to careers in Delmarva’s chicken community and are contributing to our $3.4 billion chicken economy. We’re excited to offer opportunities to a new set of young people with this year’s scholarships.”

Applications must be completed and received at the following address on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2020: DPI College Scholarship Program, 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947-4881.

Application forms and additional scholarship information are available at dpichicken.org/scholarship or by emailing dpi@dpichicken.com.

Smithsonian Gardens Summer 2020 Internships

The Smithsonian Gardens have multiple internship positions available in horticulture, greenhouse and interiorscapes production, orchid collections where interns will not only work with the orchids but assist in a massive virus testing effort currently being undertaken, and plant health specialist internship that will focus on integrated pest management, pest identification, and biological control implementation.

The deadline has been extended for the summer applications, to February 15th for online application submissions.  Internships generally run for 8-12 weeks depending on the needs of the student. Internships usually begin in either May or June and weekly stipends are granted based on the needs of the student should they get accepted.

For more information including a list of all available internships and the online submission portal visit: https://gardens.si.edu/learn/internships/

 

 

CALL FOR 2020 COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SCHOLARS

The Cooperative Extension Summer Scholar Program connects university knowledge, research and resources with the public to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.

The Extension Scholars program is designed to follow the service learning model whereby scholars will have an opportunity to become fully engaged in organizational service experiences that:

  • Are integrated into the academic curriculum
  • Meet the needs of a community
  • Provide structured time for reflection
  • Help to foster civic responsibility

Current undergraduate (rising sophomore) or graduate students at the University of Delaware are encouraged to apply by February 13, 2020.

For more information and an application visit: https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/extension-scholar-program/

Nominate an Outstanding Faculty or Staff Member!

When your papers are in and exams finished, take 30 minutes to nominate a teacher, an advisor, or a mentor that has inspired and supported you.

Nominations for UD’s Excellence-in-Teaching Award and
Excellence-in-Undergraduate-Advising-and-Mentoring Award are being
accepted now through March 1, 2020.
https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2019/december/in-recognition-of-excellence/

Nominations for the Excellence in Student Development and
Success Award are being accepted now through January 31, 2020.  This award recognizes University staff for their positive impact on the student experience.  More information and the nomination form are available at:
https://www.bluehensuccess.udel.edu/success-spotlight/excellence-in-student-development-success-award/

NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2019 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 $1,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate college students. The five scholarship winners will be invited to visit and tour a BASF facility in 2020 and meet with key staff. Dates and details of the trip are still being developed. BASF will notify the winners directly.

To apply, students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2019.

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