National Wheat Foundation begins accepting applications for ag scholarship

The National Wheat Foundation has officially begun accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is available to college students for the 2021-2022 academic year with an application deadline of Dec. 31, 2020.

“The scholarship is meant to recognize those students who have shown a passion for agriculture both inside and outside the classroom,” said David Cleavinger, chairman of the National Wheat Foundation. “Programs like the Minore Scholarship encourage the next generation to teach others the importance of wheat and agriculture and the significant role both play in society.”

The late Jerry Minore was a BASF Senior Market Manager and a liaison to the wheat industry. Since his unexpected death in 2012, BASF has partnered with the National Wheat Foundation to fund scholarships and honor his advocacy efforts for wheat growers. This year the Foundation will be issuing two scholarships for $2,500 each.

“We value our partnership with the National Wheat Foundation and our shared passion for investing in students who have shown a commitment to the agriculture industry,” said Scott Kay, vice president U.S. Crop, BASF Agricultural Solutions. “There’s no better way for BASF to honor Jerry’s legacy than to support these students as they achieve their ag dreams.”

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