Syngenta agricultural scholarship applications open

Syngenta's $20,000 scholarship program asks applicants to reflect on someone who inspired them to pursue an agricultural degree. | File photo

Syngenta is looking for U.S. residents pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in crop-related disciplines to enter the 2016 Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program. 

The $20,000 scholarship program asks applicants to reflect on someone who inspired them to pursue an agricultural degree and how they plan to carry on the agricultural industry by paying it forward and inspiring others to pursue agriculture related fields of study.

“We highly encourage eligible students to apply for the scholarship and to draw upon their backgrounds to tell us their unique stories of how they became rooted in ag,” Mary Streett DeMers, Syngenta's senior communications lead, said. “It’s a great way for students to serve as ambassadors of the industry and expand their networks. We look forward to what the future holds for these outstanding students and their careers in agriculture.”

Last year’s winner, Mitch Roth, used a portion of his winnings to join the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.

“The future of agriculture is dependent on these future leaders, so we’re excited to hear what inspires them and how they plan to inspire others to establish roots in the ag industry,” Syngenta Crop Protection President Vern Hawkins said. “These types of leaders help propel agriculture forward, leaving a lasting impact on our industry.”

Winners will be announced in the fall.

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