(Posted Thu. Sep 15th, 2016)

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation announced today that it is now accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2017-18 school year.


"NCGA members are invested both on the farm and off the farm to build a successful industry based on productivity, stewardship and profitability. However, we must also help to cultivate the next generation of agriculture leaders," said Patty Mann, chairman of NCGA's Grower Services Action Team. "Our partnership with BASF helps ease the financial pressures these students face in pursuing their degree."


Applicants for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program must be entering at least their second undergraduate year or any year of graduate study, and they or a parent or legal guardian must be an NCGA member. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before December 2, 2016.


Scholarship recipients will be selected in early 2017. Recipients and a parent or guardian will enjoy travel and lodging to attend the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.


This is the tenth year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA. The complete rules and application can be found on our website at