Graduate Student Scholarship

Graduate Student Scholarship

NCGA understands the role of research and scientific discovery in production agriculture. We are proud to recognize the hard work and contributions of today’s graduate students who are working in the critical areas of Digital/Precision Ag, Germplasm/Breeding, Agronomy, Crop Protection and Sustainability.


To recognize their efforts, we will award one $2,500 scholarship to a graduate student whose area of study will benefit the corn sector. In addition to the funds, winners will also be invited to the biennial Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC), the premier corn technology conference in the United States.


Eligibility Requirements

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


  • The application must be submitted by December 3, 2021, by 11:59 Central Time.

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


Application Packet Must Include:
  • Completed application

  • Current transcript from your graduate and undergraduate college or university

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

  • Current resume or CV

  • A 500-word essay, limited to 1-page: “Please describe how your interests and achievements, both academic and extra-curricular, demonstrate a capacity for leadership, commitment to using your knowledge to serve the agriculture industry and to applying your talents to improve the lives of others.