A little more than two weeks remain for high school seniors to conduct rice promotional programs in the annual National Rice Month (NRM) scholarship contest, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. Three scholarship prizes totaling $8,500 will be awarded. The grand prize is a $4,000 scholarship and a trip to the scholarship presentation in December at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego, CA. The second-place winner will receive $3,000 and the third-place winner will receive $1,500.
Scholarship entries will be judged on their creativity and impact in promoting U.S.-grown rice, NRM and the importance of rice in the applicant's state. For more details and the official contest entry form, visit the scholarship webpage at www.usarice.com.
High school seniors from rice-growing counties in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas are eligible. Entry forms are due Oct. 12.