Press Release Provided by the National Grain and Feed Association
The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) national society announced on Sept. 12 that it is accepting applications for the National Grain and Feed Foundation scholarship.
The Foundation, which announced the launch of its annual scholarship in partnership with MANRRS in 2021, provides three $5,000 competitive scholarships, each of which is renewable for one additional year, as well as the opportunity to meet with hundreds of agribusiness leaders at the National Grain and Feed Association’s annual convention. Each scholarship recipient is a MANRRS student member engaged in undergraduate or graduate studies in agriculture science, agriculture economics, agriculture communications, agriculture education, environmental science, plant and soil science, or a closely related field.
The 2022-2023 scholarship application period runs from Sept. 12 – Oct. 12, 2022. Go to MANRRS.org/Our-Scholarships to apply.
Recipients of the 2021-2022 National Grain and Feed Foundation Scholarship were Catherine Fremaux, North Carolina State University, and Kayla Braggs, Florida State A&M University, both now in their second year of the scholarship, and Ernest Dixon, formerly a student at Alcorn State University now employed by NGFA-member company Cargill.
MANRRS is a national society incorporated in 1989 that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic groups participating in agricultural and related science careers, with a focus on providing networks to support professional development of minorities.
The National Grain and Feed Foundation, established in 1965, supports public education and research projects that benefit the grain, feed, and processing industry, enhance the industry’s presence to the public, and positions it for future growth. The Foundation is funded entirely by voluntary corporate and individual contributions.