Roundup an Unknown Agricultural Scholarship from Monsanto
Many unknown agricultural scholarships are offered by Monsanto, maker of the “Roundup” brand herbicide. As an innovative company which employs over 18,000 employees throughout the world, Monsanto applies science and technology to help farmers produce healthier food. Any student interested in an agricultural career should look at the several scholarships in agriculture that this world wide corporation has to offer.
The Monsanto Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship offers 100 scholarships each year to high school seniors from farming families. Selected individuals for the agricultural scholarships receive a one-time award of $1500.00. Eligibility requirements for applicants include an above-average academic record and enrollment in an agriculture-related academic major at an accredited school. Membership in the Future Farmers of America program is not required in order to receive this agricultural scholarship.
Also available to students from farming families is the Monsanto Roadrunner Scholarship. Employees of Monsanto support this scholarship in agriculture by raising the money on their own. By running half and full marathons, the Monsanto employees fund at least five agricultural scholarships worth $1500.00 each. Applicants for this scholarship in agriculture must show an above-average academic record and must plan to enroll full-time in an agriculture-related program. The college or university must be an accredited institution.
Monsanto and DEKALB have a long standing relationship in supporting youth in agriculture. DEKALB has taken this relationship one step further to offer The DEKALB Ag Youth Scholarship. Established in 2007 by the DEKALB WingWear apparel line, 10 agricultural scholarships are granted each year. Both high school and college students who are pursuing degrees in agricultural-related fields are eligible to apply for one of the $2500.00 awards. The student applying for the DEKALB scholarship in agriculture should demonstrate leadership skills and be involved in community activities. The National FFA Organization administers this agricultural scholarship but membership in the FFA (Future Farmers of America) is not required. Applications for this ag scholarship are due by mid-February each year.
If you live in a cotton producing state, check out this unknown scholarship in agriculture. (Cotton producing states are listed as Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.) Offered by the cotton-producing company, Deltapine, this agricultural cotton scholarship requires the student to submit an essay of 500 words or less titled, “My Future in Cotton.” (An essay over 500 words will be disqualified immediately.) At $1000.00 each, the nine scholarships available are given to students interested in agriculture or agribusiness. Besides living in a cotton-producing state, the student should be involved in agriculture-related activities or organizations. Requirements for the agricultural scholarship also include a GPA of 2.8 and enrollment as a full-time student in an agriculture related program. Either a two or four year program is acceptable but it must be an accredited institution.
The above scholarships in agriculture are awarded through Monsanto or one of its subsidiaries. Family members or persons related to employees of Monsanto, its agencies or competitive companies may not be eligible to apply.
Apply now, to the above respective unknown scholarships in agriculture that may apply to you and “roundup” as many agricultural scholarships as you can. It’s an exciting career choice in today’s rapidly growing industry and a smart way to pay for college.
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