The National Corn Growers Association and BASF have partnered for another year to provide scholarships to undergraduate students passionate about agriculture. Over the past sixteen years, more than 80 undergraduate students have received scholarship funds to aid them in their pursuit of higher education.
During the Fall 2024 semester, five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in any field.
“BASF has been a long-standing partner in support of this program, and we are grateful for their commitment to building up the next generation of leaders in our industry,” said Dan Nerud, chair of NCGA’s Member and Consumer Engagement Action Team. “Our grower members are passionate about this program, and we are excited for another year of supporting students who share our passion for agriculture.”
The William C. Berg Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship is open to NCGA members and their children pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field. Employees and the families of employees of NCGA or any division of BASF or their subsidiaries are not eligible for the scholarship.
A completed application, including a completed online application, resume, transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Applicants must also answer the essay question, “What are three significant challenges facing agriculture today? How would you address these challenges?”
Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Scholarships are for one year. Previous recipients may not apply.
Interested members and students can find more information about this program and the other national scholarship programs here.
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