Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers 2021 Agronomy Scholarship Now Open

This year, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers is offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to college students pursuing a degree in plant sciences, soil science, or agronomy. Recipients will also have the opportunity to take the CCA Exam, free of cost after graduation.

Applicants must be a resident of or attending a college or university in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, or West Virginia). Applicants must be pursuing a career in plant or soil sciences, agronomy, or an agriculture-related field.
Scholarship funding is provided by the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career that would lead them to become a certified crop adviser or certified professional agronomist. Given the declining number of students enrolled in agronomy related programs in our region, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers believes it is important to encourage students to consider careers in agronomy by supporting their educational needs through financial support.

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients, with all personal information redacted, based on the student’s agronomic background, relevant field involvement, financial need, grade point average, agronomic related studies, career goals, and extra-curricular activities.
Interested students should mail or email a completed application to be received by February 19th. An electronic version of the application can be downloaded from www.midatlanticcca.org. For information, contact Jenell Eck at jenell.mdag@gmail.com or 443-262-8491.

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Adviser (MAACA) Board administers the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program for Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia. The MACCA program is administered by the regional board in association with the American Society of Agronomy, which handles similar programs for specialists in agronomy, crop consulting, weed science, and other agricultural disciplines. Learn more about MACCA on our website and follow along on Facebook.

NCGA Accepting Applications for 2020 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 all undergraduate college students regardless of major.

To apply, students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Not a member? Don’t worry! Many state corn associations have an inexpensive student membership fee and you can join online at https://membership.ncga.com/mobile/member.html.

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 4, 2020. 

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

National Dairy Board Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB).

Eleven scholarships worth $2,500 each will be awarded, in addition to a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding recipient. NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program.

Undergraduate students in their sophomore through senior year for the 2020-21 academic school year and majoring in one of the following fields are eligible: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science and agriculture education.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates must complete an application form, submit an official transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.

Applications can be found at www.dairy.org/about-dmi/scholarship-program

Completed applications must be received no later than May 22, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions about the program can be submitted to ndbscholarships@dairy.org

The American Floral Endowment is now accepting applications for 2020 AFE Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for 24 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE)., junior, senior and graduate students studying floriculture and horticulture must submit their applications online by the May 1 deadline.

Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000.

In 2019, the Endowment awarded more than $42,300 in scholarships.
“AFE strives to support the next generation of industry members in any way we can. One of the ways we do this is through awarding scholarships to help ease their financial burdens,” said Greg Royer, Chairman of Royers Flowers & Gifts and AFE Education Committee Chair.

More than 24 scholarships are awarded to assist students in pursuing a career in horticulture or floriculture. Scholarships are available for students interested in:

  • Marketing/Sales
  • Agribusiness
  • Floral Design
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Floriculture Research/Education
  • And more!

Descriptions of each scholarship, along with the undergraduate and graduate applications and requirements, are available at endowment.org/scholarships.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by May 1.
To apply online and read about AFE’s 2019 scholarship recipients, visit endowment.org

The American Floral Endowment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the floriculture and horticulture industry through funding research, educational grants and scholarships. Since 1961, more than $16 million has been funded in research and educational projects, and more than $3 million has been funded in scholarships and internships designed to attract and retain the future leaders of the industry. To learn more about AFE or how you can support floriculture programs, visit www.endowment.org.If you would like more information about this please contact AFE.

American Floral Endowment
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314afe@endowment.org | www.endowment.org
Phone: (703) 838-5211 | Fax: (703) 838-5212Contact: Debi Chedester
(703) 838-5211 | dchedester@afeendowment.org

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 May 1, 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.

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.

Scholarship Opportunity from Syngenta

The Accelerating a Generation (AG) Scholarship program, formerly known as the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program, is available annually to university students nationwide. Students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines are eligible to apply. Also, applicants must be U.S. residents enrolled as of spring 2020 in an accredited agriculture program at an eligible university (a full list of eligible universities can be found on the scholarship website).

Students can apply to be considered for part of $20,000 in available awards by completing a two-step process. First, they must complete an initial application form, found on the scholarship website. Within a week of completing the form, students will receive a link via email inviting them to submit a 2–5-minute video essay. Initial application forms must be completed by January 7, 2019. Video submissions will be accepted through January 15.

For contest rules and more detailed information about the scholarship, please visit our website: http://www.syngenta-us.com/scholarships.

National Corn Growers Association Scholarship

National Corn Growers Association

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 students at an accredited college or university.

The five scholarship winners and their parent/guardian will be announced at NCGA’s annual tradeshow and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 26 – February 29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

Applicants 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. Many states have student memberships!

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2019. The online application is available here: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.