Syngenta Announces $5,000 Almond Scholarship for California Students


        Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is sponsoring the Syngenta Almond Scholarship program for the third year. Applications are currently being accepted online and via mail.

        The $5,000 scholarship opportunity is available to students who currently reside or attend school in California and who meet one of these requirements: 1) high school senior involved in the almond-growing industry or a member of 4-H or FFA; or 2) college freshman, sophomore or junior involved in the almond-growing industry or a member of 4-H or FFA.

        Applications must include: 1) name, 2) address, 3) phone number, 4) email, 5) school/college, 6) school year, 7) major/intended major, 8) agriculture involvement, 9) verification of the applicant's involvement/previous involvement in 4-H or FFA, 10) declaration of student's involvement in the almond-growing industry, and 11) an essay that does not exceed 700 words that addresses the following topic:

        From the next generation's perspective: how do we as an industry ensure that farming is not just viewed as big, corporate operations - but rather, is appreciated for the way of life that it represents?  How can the agricultural industry as a whole educate and influence public perception that has turned negative in recent years with the view that all farms are corporate monoliths?  Please include specific actions you feel the industry should undertake to ensure that American farming is appreciated, respected and protected for the future.

Applications must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2012, and can be sent to...

Christa Miller

Gibbs & Soell, Inc. 

8521 Six Forks Road, Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27615

Ph: (919) 870-5718   Fax: (919) 870-8911 


For additional information and to apply for the scholarship online, please visit
        The scholarship will be awarded and presented to the winner in November 2012 prior to the 2013 spring semester. In addition to the congratulatory letter that the winner will receive upon announcement of the $5,000 scholarship, he or she will also be recognized at the Almond Industry Conference in Sacramento, Calif., Dec. 11-13, 2012.
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