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NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship

 

Left to Right: Izak Christensen, Michael Tupper, Rodrigo Mendoza, Paul Taylor, Kelsey Barnes and Rachel Stevens

2017 NCGA William C. Berg/BASF Scholarship Recipients

 

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.

 

Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2018. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.

 

 Eligibility Requirements

 

  • Applicant must be entering at least his/her second undergraduate year at an accredited junior college, college or university.

  • Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness, or an Ag vocation field.

  • Applicant must be an NCGA member or son/daughter of an NCGA member.

  • Employees and the families of employees of NCGA or any division of BASF or their subsidiaries are noteligible for the scholarship.

  • Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2017.

  • Scholarships are for one year. Previous recipients may not apply.

 

 

Your Application Packet MUST Include

 

  • Completed application

  • Current transcript from junior college, college or university

  • Proof you are seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness, or an Ag vocation field (transcript may suffice, consult your registrar or department office for more information)

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (at least two must be from non-family members, and one should be from a faculty member)

  • Current resume or list of activities, awards and honors

  • 500-word essay on “Why I am pursuing an agriculture-related career”

  • A few paragraphs on “What are the three most important issues facing agriculture today?”

 

Program Timeline

 

About

 

About BASF

BASF Crop Protection’s vision is to be the world’s leading innovator in optimizing agricultural production and improving and enhancing nutrition and the quality of life by delivering products and services that meet the needs of customers and contribute to the sustainability of agriculture. For more information on BASF please visit www.basf.com

 

 

About William C. Berg

 

The NCGA-BASF college scholarship program is named in honor of Ohio farmer William C. Berg.  A retired postal worker and farmer for more than 40 years, Bill served in various positions for both the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and the National Corn Growers Association. He tirelessly carried the agriculture message to Washington, DC year after year, where he sat face-to-face with congressmen and senators to lobby for sound agriculture policy on behalf of his fellow farmers. Bill passed away unexpectedly in 2012 and NCGA and Ohio Corn wished to honor his legacy. Program recipients can be proud to receive a scholarship honoring this staunch supporter of modern American agriculture.

 

 

Other State Corn Association Scholarships

 

Members of state corn associations may be eligible for additional scholarships within their home state. 

 

Iowa Corn

 

Kansas Corn

 

Kentucky Corn Growers Association 

 

Maryland Grain Producers

 

Michigan Corn 

 

Missouri Corn 

 

Nebraska Corn Growers

 

North Dakota Corn Growers Association 

 

Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers 

 

Texas Corn Producers  

 

 

INFORMATION ON

PAST WINNERS HERE