Missouri Corn Scholarship Applications Due Feb. 16

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)--The deadline is quickly approaching for Missouri agriculture students interested in applying for the 2018 Missouri Corn Scholarship Program. High school and college students pursuing in a career in agronomy or other agriculture-related field must submit the necessary forms no later than Feb. 16 to be eligible for one of seven $1,000 scholarships sponsored by the Missouri Corn Growers Association and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council. 

Missouri Corn Scholarship applications are available at www.mocorn.org or by calling (800) 827-4181. Documents, including an application form, official high school or college transcript and at least one letter of recommendation, must be postmarked by Feb. 16 to be eligible. Applications received by fax or email will not be considered.

High school senior applicants must be Missouri residents from a farm or rural area. They must plan to attend a two- or four-year Missouri college or university and major in agronomy or an 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 farm or rural area and currently a junior enrolled in a Missouri four-year college or university majoring in agronomy or an agriculture-related field. The scholarship funds will apply toward the senior year of expenses for college winners. Upon selection, all recipients must assist in staffing a Missouri Corn event to complete the scholarship requirements.

Applications will be reviewed by the Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee and recipients will be notified by mail before April 15, 2018. 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.   

Releases are provided as a service to our friends in the media. If you received this release from a friend or colleague, please contact Missouri Corn Director of Communications Becky Frankenbach to receive future releases. Please send all e-mail address corrections to bfrankenbach@mocorn.org as well. Include your name, company, address and phone number on all correspondence.  

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