NC Tomato Growers Scholarship

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tomatoesThe NC Tomato Growers Association is offering a $1,000 merit/need-based scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year. Any North Carolina resident who pursues a horticulture or agribusiness undergraduate or graduate degree at a 4-year North Carolina college or university is eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting an application is July 31, 2021.

The award will be based on a student’s demonstrated scholastic achievement, initiative, leadership, financial need, and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is contingent on the recipient maintaining at least a 2.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all coursework during the scholarship period.

The recipient must be enrolled for the entire year to receive a full scholarship. Scholarship funds will be distributed through the financial aid office of the attending student’s college or university. The scholarship will be paid in 2 installments, $500 per semester.

Applications are available with additional information on the NC Tomatoes website.

If you need additional information, you may contact Melinda James at 828-526-3989, or by email at osagem@msn.com.

Completed applications should be mailed to NC Tomato Growers Association c/o Melinda James, 1604 Hale Ridge Road, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775.

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