US: Syngenta provides $20,000 in grants for ag students

Syngenta invites eligible university students to apply to its annual Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program. Applicants are asked to share how they became #RootedinAg and how they will benefit today’s and tomorrow’s world as future leaders.

“We are excited to continue the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program this year and look forward to hearing how each student’s passion for ag took root,” said Vern Hawkins, Regional Director CP NA. “Because these young men and women are the branches that will grow to shape our industry’s future, we are confident they will strive to reach new heights.”

University students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines are eligible to compete for $20,000 in scholarship awards. Applicants must be U.S. residents enrolled as of spring 2018 in an accredited agriculture program at an eligible university.

“The number of strong submissions we receive each year proves that there is a young, vibrant group of students who are ready to energize the future growth of our industry,” said Mary Streett DeMers, senior communications lead, Syngenta. “This year will usher in a new class of students with innovative ideas and the ambition needed to bring their ideas to life.”

The 2017 winners were two young women who share a passion for the industry and its future success. Bachelor’s level winner Abigail Han shared in her essay how helping out on a farm was all it took for her love of agriculture to take root and spark her interest in pursuing an agricultural degree. Aimee Uyehara, 2017 master’s level national winner, believes “mutual respect, curiosity and the enjoyment of diversity” have contributed to her success as a student and will continue to guide her growth as a future leader.

Syngenta will award scholarships to a bachelor’s and master’s level national winner, selected from a pool of 4 regional winners in each category. Scholarship recipients will be announced in the fall.

For additional information about the scholarship, including official rules, prize amounts, essay topic, eligible universities and application guidelines, visit syngentaus.com/scholarships.

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