The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) has again partnered with BASF to award four students who have a personal connection to the wheat industry and a planned career path in agriculture the Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship. NWF is now accepting applications for the scholarship.
“NWF is proud to join BASF in supporting the future of the U.S. wheat industry by emphasizing the power of a good education,” said NWF Chairman Dusty Tallman, a Colorado wheat grower. “In its brief history, the Minore Memorial Scholarship has already provided 12 outstanding individuals the opportunity to continue their chosen course of study.”
In its fourth year, the Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship honors both high school and college students who have demonstrated success in academics and leadership roles.
The scholarship is named in honor of Jerry Minore, a longtime friend of and an active participant in the wheat industry. In his role as BASF senior market manager, Minore was a liaison to the wheat industry, including the NWF and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). Minore, who passed away in February 2012, was a true advocate for wheat growers. To honor Jerry’s life and work, the Minore Memorial Scholarship will fund two $1,500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.
All applications must be post-marked on or before December 11, 2015. Applications can be emailed to PMillard@wheatworld.org. The scholarships will be awarded at the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, La.
The Minore Memorial Scholarship application and eligibility requirements can be accessed here.