Syngenta scholarship program now accepting applications

April 5, 2016 -  By

syngenta_logoApplications are now open for the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program. Applicants are asked to share how they have been inspired by someone to be rooted in agriculture, how this inspiration has motivated them to pursue a degree and ultimately a career in the industry and how they plan to pay it forward and encourage others to be rooted in agriculture. Turf, landscape and horticulture students also qualify.

“The future of agriculture is dependent on these future leaders, so we’re excited to hear what inspires them and how they plan to inspire others to establish roots in the agriculture industry,” said Vern Hawkins, president, Syngenta Crop Protection. “These types of leaders help propel agriculture forward, leaving a lasting impact on our industry.”

University students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s in crop-related disciplines are eligible to compete for $20,000 in scholarship awards. Applicants must be U.S. residents enrolled as of spring 2016 in an accredited agriculture program at a U.S. land-grant university.

“We highly encourage eligible students to apply for the scholarship and to draw upon their backgrounds to tell us their unique stories of how they became rooted in agriculture,” said Mary Streett DeMers, senior communications lead, Syngenta. “It’s a great way for students to serve as ambassadors of the industry and expand their networks. We look forward to what the future holds for these outstanding students and their careers in agriculture.”

This year’s scholarships will be awarded to winners in the fall of 2016.

Application deadline is May 26.

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