QUEENSTOWN — This year, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers is offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to college students pursuing a degree in plant sciences, soil science or agronomy. Recipients will also have the opportunity to take the CCA Exam, free of cost after graduation.

Applicants must be residents of or attending a college or university in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia or West Virginia). Applicants must be pursuing a career in plant or soil sciences, agronomy or an agriculture related field.

Scholarship funding is provided by the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career that would lead them to become a certified crop adviser or certified professional agronomist.

Given the declining number of students enrolled in agronomy-related programs in the region, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers believes it is important to encourage students to consider careers in agronomy by supporting their educational needs through financial support.

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients, with all personal information redacted, based on the student’s agronomic background, relevant field involvement, financial need, grade point average, agronomic related studies, career goals and extra-curricular activities.

Interested students should mail or email a completed application to be received by Feb. 19. An electronic version of the application can be downloaded from www.midatlanticcca.org. For more information, contact Jenell Eck at jenell.mdag@gmail.com or 443-262-8491.

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Adviser (MACCA) Board administers the Certified Crop Adviser program for Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia. The MACCA program is administered by the regional board in association with the American Society of Agronomy, which handles similar programs for specialists in agronomy, crop consulting, weed science, and other agricultural disciplines. Learn more here and follow along on Facebook.

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