Jun 21, 2012Syngenta offers college scholarship
For the third year in a row, the $5,000 Syngenta Potato Scholarship program
is open to students who currently reside or attend school in Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington or Wisconsin.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 1) high school senior involved in the potato-growing industry or a member of 4-H or FFA; or 2) college freshmen, sophomore or junior involved in the potato-growing industry or a member of 4-H or FFA.
Applications must include: 1) name; 2) address; 3) phone number; 4) email address; 5) school; 6) school year; 7) major/intended major; 8) agriculture involvement; 9) verification of applicant’s involvement in 4-H or FFA; 10) declaration of involvement in potato-growing industry; and 11) an essay, not more than 700 words, on the following topic:
Interest in becoming a full-time farmer is decreasing as the younger generations are facing the decision with what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Some will work as a farmer part-time and take on another job and others might stay away from the ag industry completely. Why is it that this transition is causing a change in mindset and how can younger people be motivated to continue their farming legacies? When writing your essay, consider the following aspects:
Applications must be submitted by Aug. 31, and can be sent to: Christa Miller, Gibbs & Soell, Inc., 8521 Six Forks Road, Suite 300, Raleigh, N.C. 27615. For more information, call 919-870-5718. To apply for the scholarship online, visit www.SyngentaPotatoScholarship.com.