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Champion Seed annual scholarship

The Champion Seed agriculture scholarship program is designed to reward and help graduating high school students as they prepare for college. It’s a small way of showing our support for the next generation who will continue to change the face of agriculture.

Here’s how it works:

  • We award a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior who submits the best answers to one of three questions on the below application.
  • Students must choose one of the three questions provided and submit a response of no more than 500-words. A panel of agricultural industry experts will evaluate essays based on the logic and creativity and/or thoroughness of the response.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a crop farmer but must be sponsored by one. So, farm children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends are all eligible to enter.
  • Students wishing to pursue ag-related majors and degrees are strongly considered, however all eligible applicants are welcome to apply.
  • All entries must be submitted by April 20, 2022. The agriculture scholarship winner will be announced May 5, 2022.
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Graduation Date(Required)
Farm sponsor address(Required)

Choose one of three questions to answer

Please choose one of the following questions and submit an essay that is 500 words or less in length. Responses will be judged based on writing quality, demonstration of logic, creative thinking and problem-solving skills and understanding of the agricultural industry.
1. What do you think is the greatest challenge facing corn and soybean farmers today and, if possible, what solutions would you offer or create to solve these challenges?
2. What are the most important transformations you believe digital and mobile technology will bring to crop farming?
3. If you had 15 minutes to brief the President of the United States on an agricultural issue and solution, which would you choose to present and advocate for, and why?