Becky Finfrock

Dec 09, 2013  |  Today's News

Less than a week remains to apply for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program. These five scholarships, offered by the National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation, will award $1,000 each to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2014-15 school year.

"NCGA understands that to remain successful as an industry we must focus on education and keeping our best and brightest interested in ag," said Tom Haag, chairman of NCGA's Grower Services Action Team. "This program is an important component of NCGA's commitment to fostering youth in agriculture and to the future of our rural communities.  It is an investment in not only their future but also our own."

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 13, 2013.

Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2014. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.

This is the seventh year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA. Click here for the complete rules and application packet.