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Nebraska Corn Growers Association Accepting Applications for FLAGship Program
02/16/2018
 

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) is now accepting applications for the third class of the FLAGship Program. The FLAGship Program is a scholarship program for future ag leaders in Nebraska. NeCGA will award up to five $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors or college freshman in the state of Nebraska. The NeCGA Future Leaders in Ag Scholarship Program (FLAGship Program) is open to Nebraska high school seniors or college freshman who are continuing their education in state and pursuing a degree in an ag-related field.

"We have been thoroughly impressed with the quality of applicants in the past two classes," said Andy Jobman, NeCGA Secretary and Grower Services Committee member. "It is exciting to see how many great young people are interested in entering the agricultural field. The future of agriculture is bright with these students at the helm."

To be eligible for this scholarship students must be a member of NeCGA or the son/daughter of an NeCGA member. The application for the FLAGship Program must include two letters of recommendation, a current resume, as well as proof that the student is continuing their education. The students are also asked to explain why they are seeking a degree in the agricultural field as well as what issues they feel the ag industry is currently facing.

Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2018. Packets can be mailed to 1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 308, Lincoln, NE 68508 ATTN: Scholarship, or emailed to [email protected] Recipients will be notified in May 2018 and scholarships will be distributed in December 2018. For more information about the scholarship and an application, please visit necga.org or call (402) 438-6459.

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