If you know a high school senior who wants to pursue a career in agriculture then get them to apply for a Monsanto Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship. See a list of this year’s awards here and download the application form (pdf).
Monsanto and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting have teamed up for the third year in a row to offer the Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program to high school seniors nationwide. One hundred $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in agriculture who clearly demonstrate excellence in the areas of academics, leadership and real-world agricultural experience.
In order to qualify for the scholarships, applicants are required to come from a farm family, plan to enroll as full-time students in an agriculture-related academic major in an accredited school, and be committed to pursuing a career in agriculture. Applicants will also be evaluated on their academic records, leadership and extracurricular activities, and personal essays submitted as a part of the application process. The scholarship application deadline is February 15, 2007. Established in 1999, the Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program has awarded more than three quarters of a million dollars in support of young people interested in agriculture.