Designed to support students who are passionate about agriculture, the National Corn Growers Association scholarships are open for the 2024 academic year.
NCGA will award scholarships to deserving students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement. The scholarships are open to students attending technical school, undergraduate universities, and pursuing graduate-level studies.
“We believe that education is critical in shaping the future of the agriculture industry, and we are committed to providing opportunities for students to achieve their academic and career goals,” said Membership & Consumer Engagement Action Team Chair Dan Nerud. “This scholarship program is just one way we are fulfilling this commitment.”
To apply for the scholarship, students must complete an online application. All applicants are required to be an NCGA member or child of an NCGA member, submit a resume, one letter of recommendation, and complete an essay question centered around three of the significant challenges facing agriculture today and how they would address these challenges.
Submissions are now being accepted, and the deadline to complete them is January 31, 2024.
Technical school/community college scholarships
Five $1,000 scholarships are available to students pursuing degrees in technical schools or community colleges.
To apply for the technical and community scholarship program, click here.
NCBA William C. Berg Academic Excellence undergraduate scholarship
The William C. Berg Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship is supported in partnership with BASF. During the Fall 2024 semester, five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in any field.
To apply for the William C. Berg Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship, click here.
Graduate student scholarships
Two graduate students whose area of study will benefit the corn sector will be awarded $2,500 scholarships. Applicants to this scholarship must complete all requirements, but also an additional essay question, “How do you intend to use your graduate degree to advance the corn sector?”
To apply to graduate student scholarships, click here.
State association scholarship programs
Members of state corn associations may be eligible for additional scholarships within their home state:
2024 consolidated scholarship applications
In partnership with nine states, NCGA has developed the 2024 Consolidated Scholarship Application, including three national NCGA scholarships and nine state scholarships linked below: