Last call for schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tions

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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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