Future Innovators of Agriculture Scholarship

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The makers of Vetericyn products are excited to announce the 2017 Vetericyn’s Future Innovators of Agriculture Scholarship! Two $2,000 scholarships – for one graduating high school senior AND for one undergraduate student, will be awarded to outstanding students to help in their pursuit of higher education.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Applicants must be either graduating high school seniors enrolling at a two-year or four-year institution OR an undergraduate student at a two-year or four-year institution.
  • Proof of enrollment as a full-time student will be required.
  • Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Applicants must be US citizens.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to agriculture through classes, internships and/or life experiences.
  • Submissions will open November 1st, 2016 and close on March 31st, 2017.

Application Requirements

Please read carefully. All entries are reviewed prior to judging, and those that do not adhere to the rules will not be considered. No late entries will be accepted.

Scholarship Essays

Answer the following questions (500-1,000 words per question):

  1. How have your experiences shaped your career goals? What are your educational plans and how would you like to contribute to the agricultural industry?
  2. Give examples of how you have demonstrated commitment through your life experiences (ie: work, volunteering, community service, etc.).
  3. How do you see Technology and “Big Data” affecting agriculture in the United States?
  4. How does the theme: “Transform: Purpose to Action” apply to you?

If submitting via mail, the cover page and essays must be typed and printed on white 8 ½ x 11-inch paper. The essays must be your original work. If applying online, the cover page and essays must be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment or as a PDF and emailed to socialmedia@innovacyn.com

For confidentiality in judging, please do NOT include any personal identification (name, address, phone, signature, photo, etc.) in your essay. Please, NO PHOTOS.

Entry Form

  1. Essays must include a cover page that lists: Name, address, phone number, email address and one status: High School Student OR Undergraduate. Please type your initials in the top right-hand corner of each page of the essays.
  2. Only one submission per student.

Judging

  1. Judging will be conducted by a panel of Vetericyn employees.
  2. Scores for the scholarship essays will be based on originality, clarity, meaningful content, spelling, grammar, accurate presentation of facts and adherence to scholarship rules.\
  3. Vetericyn’s internal auditor will tabulate the results and declare the winners. All decisions are final. Winners will be notified and announced by May 1, 2017. Winners will need to complete a final scholarship form verifying contact and personal information.
  4. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on March 31, 2017. Read how to enter online on this page or mail entries to:

Innovacyn, Inc.
Attn: Shelby McClanahan
3546 N. Riverside Ave.
Rialto, CA, 92377

Administrative/Award Guidelines:

  1. High school winners must begin studies within one year of graduation or they may be required to forfeit the award in the absence of extenuating circumstances.
  2. Winners must be enrolling or are enrolled as full-time students at any vocational, trade, 2-year or 4-year college.
  3. Scholarship funds will be forwarded after Vetericyn receives written proof-of-enrollment from a college registrar. At that time, the winner’s check will be made payable to both the winner and the college, and mailed to the winner.
  4. Funds are to be used only for tuition, room and board, or book and educational supply expenses.
  5. All scholarship entries become the exclusive property of Vetericyn and will not be returned. Winners agree to provide Vetericyn with a photo that can be used to promote the scholarship program.

 

Vetericyn (Innovacyn, Inc.) has the ultimate authority to amend any of the above rules to ensure fairness in the awarding of the scholarships. Any questions regarding the scholarships should be addressed in writing to the address mentioned above.