Scholarship prize for winners of Agricultural Essay Contest
High school students can win a scholarship to Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through a Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow essay contest.
The contest is open to high school freshmen and sophomore students. This year's essay topic is, "What Agriculture Means to Me: My Family."
The winner of the contest will earn a scholarship in the amount of $500 to use in furthering their education after high school. Second place will earn a $300 scholarship and third place will earn a $200 scholarship. The scholarships will be held until the recipient enters Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
"We are excited about offering help for students with an interest in agriculture to further their education after high school," said Kelsey Ford, president of Iowa State's ACT chapter. "This essay contest is a great way for freshmen and sophomores to express their appreciation of agriculture in relation to their future."
To apply for the contest, students may submit an application and essay addressing the topic. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.ageds.iastate.edu. Applications are to be sent, postmarked by March 20, to: Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Iowa State University, 206 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011.
Winners will be selected based on the content, creativity and writing quality of the essay. ACT will notify the winning entrants by March 27. Formal announcement and recognition of the winners will take place on April 11, during the 2009 Iowa State VEISHEA celebration.
ACT is a student organization for college students who have a professional interest in the field of agricultural communications. ACT encourages communication, leadership and relationship-building in agriculture through the advancement and exchange of ideas among students, agricultural educators and the community.