Scholarship Available For H.S. Seniors Interested In A Career In Agriculture Or The Sciences

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TRENTON – New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award. One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, was started because of her desire to give back to the community. Worth $500, this scholarship is meant to assist its recipient in beginning their future in agriculture.

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Last year’s winner, Bria Cherelle Barnes of Scotch Plains, was selected based on her resume as well as her essay on how her involvement with Union County 4-H shaped her future career choice.

The qualifications for receiving this award include submitting a resume along with an essay answering the question, “How has your involvement within your respective nominating organization helped to shape your future career choice?”

In addition, a contestant is required to be a current, active member of an organization either on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and/or represented at the Youth Reception portion of the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention. Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and a participant of the State Agricultural Convention is able to nominate a maximum of two contestants.

The winner of the Agricultural Achievement Award must attend the 55th Annual New Jersey Bred Equine Breeders Award Luncheon to be held on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Charley’s Other Brother Restaurant and will read their essay to the attendees.

Mail resume and essay by Dec. 15 to:
NJDA
Attn: Debra Moscatiello
P.O. Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

If you have any questions contact Debra Moscatiello at 1-609-984-4389 or debra.moscatiello@ag.state.nj.us.


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