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Md. grain producers group offering scholarships

November 30, 1999

The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board is offering $2,500 scholarships to college students.

The students must be interested in pursuing an agriculturally related career for the 2006-2007 academic year.

"Given the dynamic changes in agriculture today, the advances in biotechnology, global positioning systems, environmental protection, and crop and livestock production, Maryland's grain farmers believe it is critical to encourage students to consider careers in agriculture," the board said in a press release.

This is the ninth year of the scholarship program. Through it, the board has contributed more than $40,000 to Maryland students.

Each applicant must be a Maryland resident and enrolled or accepted to a four-year institution working toward a Bachelor of Science degree, or enrolled or accepted to a two-year institution with an agricultural program. Applicants or the applicants' immediate family must be involved in the production of grain.

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Selection is based on the student's agricultural background, family farm involvement, financial need, grade point average, agricultural related studies, career goals, and extra curricular activities, the board said. The awards will be presented at the Maryland Commodity Classic in July.

Applications are available by writing to Maryland Grain Producers, 53 Slama Road, Edgewater, MD 21037-1423. You also may call 1-410-956-5771 or download from the scholarship link at www.marylandgrain.com.

Applications are due by June 1.

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