Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is accepting applications for the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship program through June 15.
With the help of the scholarship program, the next generation of agriculture leaders is being equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the advancement of agriculture, as well as the sugarbeet industry.
“The Sugarbeet Scholarship is one of many ways Syngenta demonstrates its commitment to and passion for sugarbeet growers and the sugarbeet industry,” explained Tyler Ring, Syngenta crop portfolio head for sugarbeets, Syngenta. “Through investments in research and development and partnerships with leaders throughout the sugarbeet industry, Syngenta consistently demonstrates an investment that directly impacts the industry, its leaders and now its future leaders.”
The four $1,500 scholarship awards are available to students who meet these requirements:
1) Current high school senior interested in agriculture OR college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to major in an agriculture-related field during Fall of 2012
2) Involvement in 4-H, FFA and/or the sugarbeet industry
3) Reside or attend school in one of the following regions:
Region 1: ID, WA, OR
Region 2: ND, MN
Region 3: WY, CO, NE, MT
Region 4: MI
Applicants will need to complete the application form at: www.SyngentaSugarbeetScholarship.com. They will be asked to describe their involvement in 4-H, FFA and/or the sugarbeet industry, and submit an essay in 700 words or less that answers the following question:
The sugarbeet industry has a rich history and has made significant advancements through the years. What do you think has had the biggest impact on production or the industry in general, and why? Also, what would you do to improve sugarbeet production, or the industry, for the future?
Applications must be submitted by June 15. Syngenta will be addressing questions on Facebook and Twitter, follow us to learn more.
Applications can be submitted online or sent to: Emily Reynolds, Gibbs & Soell
125 S. Wacker Dr., Ste 2600, Chicago, IL 60606, Ph: (312) 648-6700 Fax: (312) 422-0660, E-mail:
Scholarship winners will be announced in August. Previous sugarbeet scholarship winners are not eligible for future scholarship awards.
For additional information and instructions to apply online, please visit www.SyngentaSugarbeetScholarship.com.