Applications for the Pinal 40 agricultural scholarship program are due by March 15. The Pinal 40 agricultural scholarship program is one of the main charitable efforts for the organization.
Each spring, scholarships are awarded to Pinal County students interested in careers in agriculture and agribusiness. Since 2014, Pinal 40 has awarded over $190,000 in individual scholarship awards.
A wide range of professionals provide services to the industry, from veterinarians to crop production experts. In addition, there are farmers, ranchers and producers who often pursue university degrees and advanced training. Many Pinal 40 members have careers in agriculture and helping local students with agricultural scholarships is a way of giving back to the community. It also fits into Pinal 40’s overall mission of assisting youth in Pinal County.
Pinal 40 scholarships are awarded to Pinal County students planning to further their education as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university. Qualifying programs include Agribusiness, Animal Science, Crop Production, Veterinary Medicine, Horticulture and other related agriculture specialties. The college or university can be located in Arizona or out of state. The value of each scholarship will be a minimum of $2,000.
Over the past three years, 74 students received scholarships and began studies in a wide variety of agriculture-related programs. Here are a few of the college and university programs they have enrolled in:
- Central Arizona College: Agribusiness, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering
- Grand Canyon University: Animal Science
- University of Arizona: Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture Technology Management
- New Mexico State University: Crop Science
- Arizona State University: Agricultural Engineering, Global Agribusiness
- Texas Tech University: Agricultural Communications
- Pima Community College: Agribusiness
How to Apply
All Pinal County high school, home school or full-time college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply. Official high school or college transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required. The Scholarship Application Process is available at Pinal40.org. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2019. Pinal 40 is a fraternity of community members organized with the primary objective of promoting Pinal County, its youth as well as farming and agriculture related businesses.
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