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.
“This program is a great opportunity for Missouri Corn to give back to communities,” notes Brian Lehman, Missouri Corn Scholarship chairman and farmer from Versailles. “It’s a way for us to pay it forward to those students who are already becoming leaders in their schools and will be making a positive impact on Missouri agriculture.”
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 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 Feb. 15, 2019, to be eligible.
The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee will review the applications, and recipients will be notified by mail on or before April 15, 2019. This is the twenty-third year Missouri Corn Scholarships have been available. To learn more about Missouri Corn programs, visit www.mocorn.org.