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MCGA launches first-ever statewide scholarship for future ag leaders


February 21, 2019

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce its first-ever statewide scholarship for college students aspiring to become future agricultural leaders.

MCGA will be offering two $5,000 scholarships to college students who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall 2019 semester. Students have until March 8 to apply.

The statewide scholarship will supplement scholarships long offered through local county corn organizations. It will also give students who many not have access to a local county scholarship the opportunity to apply.

“Our county organizations are excellent at helping students in their backyard achieve their dream of attending college so they can make an impact in our state’s ag sector,” MCGA President Brian Thalmann said. “This is another opportunity for students to receive a scholarship that will help them grow as future leaders.”

MCGA scholarship applicants must be a Young Adult member of MCGA who is working toward a degree in an agriculture-related field. The Young Adult membership, available to ages 16-24, was launched last year for future agricultural leaders who would like to participate in grassroots advocacy today. Along with reduced member dues, Young Adult Members stay up to date on the latest in Minnesota’s corn sector, as well as have access to great networking and leadership opportunities. County scholarship applicant requirements vary county to county.

Both the MCGA scholarships and scholarships offered by local county organizations are available at At the website, users are able to select their home county and apply for both scholarships offered by their county organization and the MCGA scholarship.

By launching, MCGA strives to more effectively promote scholarships offered at the county level and streamline the application process for students. County organizations are encouraged to contact their district field manager to have their scholarship featured on the website.


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