Syngenta Accepts Student Scholarship Applications

Published online: Apr 15, 2010 Syngenta News Release
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Syngenta Accepts Student Scholarship Applications in Sugarbeet-Growing Areas · This is the inaugural year of the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship. · The scholarship runs mid-April to mid-June and applications may be submitted online or via U.S. mail. · An agriculture-focused winner will receive scholarship funds in time for fall tuition. Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is sponsoring the inaugural Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship program. Applications are currently being accepted, and the scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students (excluding seniors) interested in pursuing a career in agriculture who currently reside or attend school in one of the following states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming. The $5,000 scholarship opportunity is available to students who meet one of these requirements: 1) High school senior interested in agriculture and/or involved in 4-H or FFA; or 2) College freshman, sophomore or junior majoring (or intending to major) in an agriculture-related field. Applications must include: 1) name, 2) address, 3) phone number, 4) e-mail, 5) school/college, 6) major/intended major, 7) agriculture involvement, 8) verification of the applicant's involvement/previous involvement in 4-H or FFA, and 9) an essay that does not exceed 350 words that answers the following question: All agricultural resources are becoming increasingly scarce, and still growers are expected to produce higher-quality crops in a larger quantity with fewer resources. In 350 words or less, explain how the sugarbeet industry could maximize its resources to meet the growing demand for food, feed and fuel. When writing your essay, consider the following aspects: Land Use Water Optimization Technology Transfer Biodiversity Applications must be submitted by June 16, 2010, and can be sent to: Tiffany Coldron Gibbs & Soell Public Relations 8521 Six Forks Road, Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27615 Ph: (919) 870-5718 Fax: (919) 870-8911 E-mail: tcoldron@gibbs-soell.com For additional information and instructions for applying for the scholarship online, please visit www.farmassist.com/promo/Sugarbeets. The scholarship will be awarded in August prior to the 2010 fall semester of school. The winner will be announced during the 2011 American Sugarbeet Growers Association meeting. The winning applicant will be informed via letter and will be invited to attend the annual ASGA meeting. Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 25,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information please go to www.syngenta.com.