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$40,000 Available In Agricultural Education Scholarships

$40,000 Available In Agricultural Education Scholarships

Students entering their first year of college in the fall are encouraged to apply.

The Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council is awarding $40,000 in scholarships to students wishing to pursue a college degree and career in Agricultural Education.

MAELC is committed to student success and achievement in the agricultural education profession.

With a continued shortage of highly trained high school Agricultural Education teachers and agri-business personnel, there is a need in Minnesota and nationally for professionals trained in Agricultural Education.  MAELC's scholarship program is intended to encourage the best and the brightest students to pursue a career in Agricultural Education.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who will be entering their first year of college in the fall of 2012.  Students may study Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Minnesota – Crookston, Ridgewater College – Willmar; South Central Technical College – Mankato.

Applications can be obtained on the MAELC website at  or by calling (612) 624-6256.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012.

Established in 1997 by the Minnesota Legislature, MAELC is comprised of sixteen educators, legislators, government officials, and agribusiness and community organization representatives.  The Council represents all of the major institutions and groups in Minnesota with an interest in agricultural education and serves as a focal point for initiatives to improve agricultural education in the state.

Source: MAELC

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