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Corn Growers Association to award scholarships

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will be awarding seven deserving students $1,000 scholarships. Applications for the Missouri Corn Scholarship Program are now available for high school seniors and college juniors pursuing a degree in agronomy or related area of agriculture.
“Farming is a challenging pursuit. Technology is evolving and beginning operators are working to grow our industry,” said Mike Moreland, Missouri Corn Scholarship chairman and farmer from Harrisonville. “We want to help prepare students to be successful as business owners and future leaders.”
High school senior applicants must be Missouri residents from a Missouri farm or rural area. They must plan to attend a two- or four-year Missouri college or university and major in agronomy or agriculture-related field. The scholarship funds will apply toward the freshman year of college expenses for high school winners.
College applicants must also be Missouri residents from a Missouri farm or rural area and currently a junior enrolled in a Missouri four-year college or university majoring in agronomy or agriculture-related field. The scholarship funds will apply toward the senior year of expenses for college winners.
Missouri Corn Scholarship applications are available for download at www.mocorn.org under the Resources tab. Interested students can also call the Missouri Corn office toll-free at 800-827-4181 to request an application.
Students must submit an application form, official high school or college transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation to the Missouri Corn office by February 12, 2016 to be eligible.
Upon selection, all recipients must assist in staffing one of the following Missouri Corn events to complete the scholarship requirements: golf tournaments, clay shoots, fairs, conferences or other events designated by Missouri Corn.
Applications will be reviewed by the Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee and recipients will be notified by mail on or before April 15, 2016.
This is the twentieth year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been available. To learn more about Missouri Corn programs, please visit www.mocorn.org.
Formed in 1984, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council is an organization of corn growers dedicated to developing and expanding corn markets, educating growers and customers and exploring new research opportunities.
The Missouri Corn Growers Association was formed in 1978 to protect the rights of its members, build new markets for corn and increase opportunities for Missouri corn farmers through sound public policy.