Scholarship from Syngenta valued around $20,000

Mar 20, 2015

Applicants will be required to write an essay

By Diego Flammini,

Anybody who’s ever went to, or contemplated earning their post-secondary education knows how daunting a task it can be.

Not only are you potentially planning out your career path, but the financial toll it can take can be just as stressful.

Luckily, for students enrolled in agricultural programs around the United States, Syngenta is offering some financial relief through the second annual Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship.

"The future of agriculture is dependent on realizing these important, ambitious commitments—and we look to the future leaders in agriculture to help progress sustainable agriculture and address the global food security challenge," said Jill Wheeler, head of sustainable productivity in North America, Syngenta. "Meeting these targets by 2020 will certainly make a deep, lasting and positive impact on agriculture, so we are excited to hear the plans that these leaders have for the future."

Applicants will have to write an essay ranging from 750 – 1,000 words about The Good Growth Plan and winners could receive up to $20,000.

Syngenta launched The Good Growth Plan in 2013 as an effort to improve production of crops and protecting natural resources. The plan outlines six key commitments:

  1. Make crops more efficient
  2. Rescue more farmland
  3. Help biodiversity flourish
  4. Empower smallholders
  5. Help people stay safe
  6. Look after every worker

Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

There are many other agricultural scholarships to be found at

Join the conversation and tell us if you’ll apply for the scholarship. What kind of points would you put in your essay?

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