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AMVAC picks winners of 2021 Cotton Industry Advancement ScholarshipAMVAC picks winners of 2021 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship

AMVAC announces Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship.

October 7, 2021

2 Min Read
Brad Haire

Seven students were selected from 17 qualified applicants for the 3rd annual AMVAC Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient received $2,000.

“Every year, it’s amazing to see the skill, knowledge and passion these students have for the cotton industry, and it’s an honor to support young leaders as they pursue their dream careers,” said Paul Vaculin, cotton marketing manager at AMVAC.

The 2021 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship Winners include:

  • Caitlyn Lawton – from Leesburg, Ga. Graduate student attending the University of Georgia obtaining a Master of Science degree in crop and soil science. Nominated by Kevin Cotton.

  • Fernando Dominguez – from Huron, Calif. Senior attending California State University majoring in plant science. Nominated by Andrew Gulley.

  • Jacob Smith – from Indianola, Miss. Graduate student attending Mississippi State University obtaining a Master of Science degree in agricultural life science. Nominated by Joseph Dean.

  • Jessica Dotray – from Lubbock, Texas. Graduate student attending Texas Tech University obtaining a Master of Science degree in plant and soil science. Nominated by Cecilia Monclova-Santana.

  • John Winkler – from Blakely, Ga. Senior attending the University of Georgia majoring in agriscience and environmental systems. Nominated by Jack Royal.

  • Walton Parker – from Calhoun City, Miss. Junior attending Mississippi State University majoring in integrated crop management. Nominated by Mitch LeFlore.

  • Yeager Pfannstiel – From Dalhart, Texas. Sophomore attending Texas Tech University majoring in agricultural economics. Nominated by Allen Pfannstiel.

Winners were selected by a panel of judges and awarded based on the merits of their application. All applicants were nominated by a practicing cotton consultant and worked for a cotton consultant between 2019 and 2021. Applicants also were required to be a senior in high school or currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate-level agricultural program at an accredited college or university. Applicants who were not awarded a scholarship were given a $50 Amazon gift card for their participation.

Applications for the next Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship will open in January 2022.

Source: AMVAC, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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