Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monsanto Offers Agriculture Scholarships for International Students 2011

Monsanto offers a variety of scholarships to recognize, reward and encourage students to continue their education in agriculture-related fields. Monsanto is an agricultural company, which applies innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more. The organization helps farmers grow yield sustainably so they can be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fiber, while also reducing agriculture's impact on our environment. Driven by the desire to actively support expanding development of future industry leaders, Monsanto seeks out exceptional students who have long-term career interests in agriculture.

The following are the two major Monsanto sponsored scholarships:

Monsanto Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Number of scholarships: 100
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior from a farm family with above-average academic record, and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture-related academic major at an accredited school.

DEKALB® Ag Youth Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Number of scholarships: 10
Eligibility: Available to both high school and collegiate students who are pursuing agricultural-related degrees and demonstrate strong leadership skills and community involvement.

Application Deadline:
February 15, 2011

How to apply:
To Apply for either scholarship, applicants must submit application for the 2011 Scholarship Application on the National FFA Organization's website. https://scholarshipapp.ffa.org/OnlineApps/welcome.aspx
FFA membership is not required to be eligible for both scholarship programs.

For more information about Monsanto scholarships visit: Monsanto Agriculture Scholarship Page: http://www.monsanto.com/ourcommitments/Pages/agriculture-scholarships.aspx

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