The California Table Grape Commission, on behalf of the state’s table grape growers, is pleased to again be offering agricultural scholarships to students residing in the Coachella or San Joaquin valleys who are interested in building a career in the California table grape industry and in investing their undergraduate years of study in academic areas of importance to its future. Up to three $20,000 four-year scholarships are available to seniors graduating in 2017 or to high school graduates, including members of table grape growing families.
Applicants must enroll full-time in a California university with a fall 2017 enrollment date and a declared major tied to a future in the California table grape industry. Examples include: soil science, plant pathology, entomology, sustainable agriculture & food systems, genetics & plant biology, agricultural education, agricultural communication, agricultural business, agricultural marketing, horticulture & crop science, botany & plant pathology, agricultural policy, international marketing, food science and technology. Other fields may be deemed applicable. Preference will be given to those with interest in the table grape industry.
The California Table Grape Agricultural Scholarship Program was created in 2012 and is in addition to the Table Grape Field Worker Scholarship Program, which has been in place for over 30 years.
Applications are due at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017; click the link below to download the electronic application. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.