NPC to Offer Scholarship for Graduate Student Advancing the Potato Industry
Washington, DC—The National Potato Council (NPC) will award one $10,000 academic scholarship to honor a graduate student (Master’s degree or higher) working to improve the future of the U.S. potato industry. The deadline for the scholarship is June 15, 2016 and it will be awarded in August 2016 towards the 2016-2017 academic year.
Final scholarship selection is based on the following criteria: past academic achievement, leadership ability, potato-related areas of graduate study, goals, benefit to the potato industry, extracurricular activities, grades and potential commercial value. All interested parties are invited to apply. Application forms are available online here. For more information about the award and past scholarship winners, visit http://nationalpotatocouncil.org/events-and-programs/scholarship-program.
The winner will be invited to display his or her work at the Potato Research Poster Sessions during Potato Expo 2017, January 4-6, 2017, in San Francisco, California. If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Hutchins at 202-682-9456.
The National Potato Council is the advocate for the economic well-being of U.S. potato growers on federal legislative, regulatory, environmental, and trade issues. NPC supports the U.S. potato industry by monitoring issues affecting the strength and viability of the potato industry, influencing regulators and legislators on issues crucial to the industry’s long term success, ensuring fair market access for potatoes and potato products, and bringing the unique issues and interests of diverse growing regions in the U.S. together on a national level.