Syngenta Offers Sugarbeet Scholarship Program

Published in the May 2013 Issue Published online: May 31, 2013
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GREENSBORO, N.C.-This sweet deal is pretty straight forward.

Syngenta is now accepting applications for the Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship program through June 14. Students must submit an essay for judging and the student with the highest score in each of the five eligible regions will receive $1,500 for their college tuition. The scholarship program, now in its fourth year, helps equip the next generation with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the advancement of the sugarbeet industry.

"We are committed to investing in the future of agriculture and believe that empowered leaders are the key to finding solutions for challenges facing the modern grower," said Tyler Ring, head of sugarbeet seed product management for Syngenta. "We wish all scholarship applicants the best of luck and look forward to their contributions to the future of sugarbeets."

Students interested in applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

1) Be current high school seniors OR college freshmen, sophomores or juniors.

2) Majoring (or intending to major) in an agriculture-related field.

3) Will attend college during the 2013-2014 school year.

4) Attend school or reside in one of the following sugarbeet growing regions: Region 1: Idaho, Wash., Ore.; Region 2: N.D.; Region 3: Minn.; Region 4: Wyo., Colo., Neb., Mont.; Region 5: Mich.

5) Are involved in 4-H, FFA and/or the sugarbeet industry.

Applicants can complete the application form found at www.SyngentaSugarbeetScholarship.com. As part of the application, 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:

What do you see as the biggest challenge to sugarbeet production or the industry in general, and why? Also, what do you recommend the industry consider to address this problem?

Applications are due by June 14 and can be submitted online or sent to: Emily Reynolds, Gibbs & Soell, 125 S. Wacker Drive, Ste 2600, Chicago, IL 60606. Ph: 312-648-6700. Fax: 312-422-0660. Email: ereynolds@gibbs-soell.com.

Scholarship winners will be announced in August. Previous sugarbeet scholarship winners are not eligible for future additional scholarship awards. For further details, visit www.SyngentaSugarbeetScholarship.com.