FLAGship Program Applications Now Being Accepted From High School Seniors, College Freshman For Ag Scholarship Funds

LINCOLN – Officials with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association are now accepting applications for the Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship (FLAGship) program.

According to a release from the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, this will be the fifth class of the FLAGship program which is a scholarships program intendent for future agricultural leaders in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) will award up to five, $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors or college freshman who are continuing their education in the state of Nebraska. Three of the scholarships are set aside strictly for those students pursuing a degree directly related to agriculture and the other two are open to non-agricultural degree seeking students.

Each time the Nebraska Corn Growers Association reviews this program it brings out the quality of applicants which seems to get better each year. From the previous applications the board knows that the future of agriculture is in great hands.

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 one letter of recommendation, a current resume (not to exceed one page), as well as proof that the student is continuing their education in state. Applicants are also asked to explain how they will advocate for agriculture in their future career as well as what issues they feel the ag industry is currently facing.

FLAGship Application

FLAGship Description 2020

Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2020. Packets can be mailed to 4435 O Street, Suite 210 Lincoln, NE 68510 ATTN: Director of Grower Services, or emailed to mwrich@necga.org. Recipients will be notified in March 2020 and scholarships will be distributed in December 2020. For more information about the scholarship and an application, please visit necga.org or call (402) 438-6459.