Last call for scholarship applications
EDGEWATER — The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board is offering $2,500 scholarships to college students interested in pursuing an agriculturally related career. Applications are due June 1 and will be awarded at the annual Commodity Classic on July 28.
“Agriculture is an exciting and growing field today,” said Jennie Schmidt, president of MGPUB. “While food production remains the largest sector, new markets are being developed for renewable energy, biofuels, and biodegradable products. Environmental protection is a top priority so our land can continue to produce for future generations. We need students to consider careers in crop management, environmental science, biotechnology, and other agricultural professions so that our industry can meet the needs of American consumers.”
The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board established the scholarship program in 1997 and has contributed over $150,000 in scholarships since its inception. Scholarships will be awarded to Maryland residents who are enrolled or accepted to a 4-year institution working toward a BS degree, or students enrolled or accepted in a 2-year institution with an agricultural program. The school need not be located in Maryland.
Selection is based on agricultural background, family farm involvement, financial need, grade point average, agriculture related studies, career goals, and extracurricular activities. Applicants or the applicant’s immediate family must be involved in the production of grain.
Interested applicants may apply on the scholarship webpage at www.maryland grain.com. Contact the MGPUB with questions at 53 Slama Road, Edgewater, MD 21037-1423, 410-956-5771.
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