College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

National Wheat Foundation Scholarship: Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: National Wheat Foundation   |  Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Scholarship URL: http://wheatfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Jerry-Minore-Memorial-Scholarship-Application-2016-FINAL.pdf


Scholarship Description

Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship Application

Jerry Minore was a longtime friend of the wheat industry and advocate for wheat farmers. To honor his work and life, his company, BASF, has partnered with the National Wheat Foundation to establish a scholarship for students with connections to the wheat industry who are planning careers in agriculture. The Minore Memorial Scholarship will fund four college scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year: two $1,500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Minore Memorial Scholarship, students must:

• Be freshmen, sophomores or juniors pursuing an agricultural-related degree;

• Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, junior or community college;

• Be a member of the National Association of Wheat Growers; have a close relative (parent, grandparent) who is a member of the National Association of Wheat Growers; OR be nominated by someone sitting on the NAWG Board of Directors or a state wheat association board.


Application Information

Applicants for the Minore Memorial Scholarship should submit:

1.A completed application form;

2.Two letters of recommendation, for instance from a professor, academic advisor or nominating sponsor;

3. A current transcript (freshmen may submit a high school transcript);

4. A response to one of the following essay questions, no more than one type-written page in a 12-point font:

Question 1: How would you help educate and teach the next generation about the value and importance of wheat to our nation and consumers around the world?

Question 2: Do you believe there is a division in the general views of agriculture between urban and rural dwellers in the United States? What do you think is the origin of this? What do you think is the solution, if there needs to be a solution?


Contact Information

Preston Millard

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