Rice Farmers With Kids Headed To College – Scholarship Opportunity

    Rice harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

    High school seniors in families involved in rice production have a unique opportunity to compete for 2020 college scholarship dollars.

    Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the USA Rice Federation’s National Rice Month Scholarship Contest annually awards $8,500 in scholarships.

    Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a 2020 high school graduating class and live in the rice-growing states of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri or Texas. Contestants are required to produce an original 3 minute or less video about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to their state.

    The winner of the 2020 scholarship will receive $4,000 and a trip with a chaperone to the 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference in December in Little Rock, Arkansas. Scholarships of $3,000 and $1,500 will be awarded to the second and third place winners, respectively.

    The deadline to enter is October 31, 2019. Winners will be notified by November 20, 2019.

    See Olivia Davis’s video below. She was the 2017 scholarship winner and is majoring in elementary education at Louisiana Tech University. “Winning this scholarship not only allowed me to pay for my first quarter of college, but it boosted my confidence level and my creative gift as I move forward,” said Davis. Advantage Orientations will also give new students the advantage they will need in making the transition from high school to college. College should be available and affordable for everyone because it is an important part of anyone’s life to whoever decides to enroll in one, but there’s people who can’t pay hundreds and thousands of dollars like veterans. That has changed thanks to this certification for veteran benefits, allowing many veterans to afford college so they can study without any problems. 

    Click here for ideas to get started and view more videos of past scholarship winners.


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