CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (Jan. 8, 2016) – High school and college students preparing for careers in agriculture may apply for scholarships from Murray Wise Associates Foundation, but applications need to be in by March 1.
“As it has for more than 16 years, the Foundation will provide merit-based scholarships for those pursuing careers in agriculture, regardless of where they plan to study. Based on feedback from previous applicants and school officials, we moved the deadline up to March 1 in hopes that students will benefit from having information earlier for making significant life decisions,” said Murray Wise, chairman of the Foundation.
Wise said rapidly changing technologies, as well as social and economic trends, make it more important than ever for future farmers to be prepared. “As the need for education has grown, the cost of a college education has skyrocketed,” said Wise.
Eligible applicants include undergraduate students already enrolled in college, as well as high school seniors accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university or community college in a course of study related to agriculture. Awards are for a minimum of $1,000 and may be renewed annually for up to four years, provided certain conditions are met.
Recipients are selected based on academic credentials, including class rank, grade point average and test scores as well as their commitment to the past, present, and future of the agricultural industry.
Individuals may begin the application process at app.MurrayWiseAssociates.com. The secure online application allows students to complete a questionnaire and upload transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documents before submitting a complete package for consideration.
Murray Wise Associates LLC, with offices in Florida, Illinois and Iowa, is a leading national agricultural real estate marketing and financial advisory firm. Those seeking additional information may visit www.murraywiseassociates.com or call 800-607-6888.