When you or somebody is an excellent highschool senior inquisitive about pursuing a profession in agriculture, the American Soybean Affiliation has a possibility for you! Future ag leaders are important to the sustainability and progress of our business, and the American Soybean Affiliation needs to offer one in all these college students a university scholarship as they start their agriculture training.
The Soy Scholarship is a $7,000, one-time award offered to a highschool senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an space of research at any accredited faculty or college within the 2023-24 tutorial 12 months. The scholarship is managed by ASA and made potential via a grant by BASF Company.
“Whether or not its combating local weather change, discovering new sustainable makes use of for our crops and byproducts, or testing revolutionary expertise within the fields, we’re embarking on a brand new age of agriculture. It’s an thrilling time with quite a few profession alternatives for future ag leaders, and we’re thrilled to help this subsequent technology,” ASA President Brad Doyle (AR) stated. “ASA is grateful for its longstanding partnership with BASF and proud to speculate sooner or later farmers, scientists, lecturers, and different ag careers that can drive the business ahead.”
ASA and BASF have acknowledged and rewarded college students for his or her laborious work and curiosity in agriculture via the Soy Scholarship since 2008.
“The wants of our quickly altering planet are rising at a pace that requires a tenacious pool of students, poised to fulfill its calls for,” stated Scott Kay, vp, U.S. Crop, BASF Agricultural Options North America. “BASF is thrilled to help the scholars, studying, main and assembly these challenges head-on at floor degree.”
The scholarship is awarded in $3,500 increments (one per semester) for the 2023-24-school 12 months. The scholar have to be a baby or grandchild of a present ASA member, keep profitable tutorial progress and be in good standing with the faculty or college to obtain the complete quantity of the scholarship.
Highschool seniors might apply on-line now via Dec. 31, 2022. Click on right here to Apply.
The ultimate choice will probably be made in the beginning of January by a choose committee of soybean grower leaders. The scholar will probably be notified by mid-January, with an official announcement to observe. Click on right here for extra particulars.