AMVAC®, an American Vanguard Company, is excited to announce the 2020 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship. AMVAC will be awarding seven $2,000 scholarships to students throughout the cotton belt.
To be eligible, students must be nominated by a cotton consultant and have worked for a cotton consultant at some point between 2018-2020. Students must be a senior in high school or currently enrolled in an agricultural area of study at an accredited college or university.
Winners of the first annual 2019 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship include a total of seven students selected from 26 qualified applicants. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $2,000.
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Mississippi Delta Community College - Freshman
"The AMVAC Cotton Scholarship has taken away a lot of the burden of paying for school and will help me achieve my goal of graduating and getting to work in the field sooner."
Blinn College - Sophomore
"After college, I am planning to move back to the panhandle where I will begin my career as a crop consultant. The AMVAC scholarship has begun to help me achieve my goals by offering financial assistance. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to represent AMVAC."
Mississippi State University - Freshman
"The AMVAC Cotton Scholarship not only places me in a better situation financially, but it also provides me with motivation to continue on my path towards my career goals. I hope to work as a crop consultant in my hometown and make a difference for the many farmers in my area."
Tarleton State University - Freshman
"What I'm hoping to plan for my future is to obtain a job in industries or agencies to be able to help out my community members that have helped me along so far. I would like to thank AMVAC for their support and giving me the tools that I could to achieve this goal."
University of Georgia - Freshman
"I'm majoring in applied biotechnology with the emphasis on plant science. I plan on using this degree to get a job with a larger company in the future to become a genetic engineer and help improve our agricultural system to feed the growing population."
Arkansas State University - Graduate Student
"I would like to thank AMVAC for selecting me for the scholarship. There's a real financial burden that comes with attending graduate school and being able to receive this scholarship has helped ease the financial burden. I've been able to purchase all of my books for this semester, and I'm going to be able to purchase them for next semester."
North Carolina State University - Sophomore
"In the future, I plan to obtain a PhD and do research for an agriculture based company. The AMVAC Cotton Scholarship has meant to me that I can do research and I can do schooling and not have to worry about trying to find a job that all-in-all isn't very meaningful for my career."