N.C. Tomato Growers Association offering college scholarship

By on June 26, 2013

North Carolina undergraduate and graduate students majoring in horticulture or agribusiness at a four-year state college or university may be interested in a scholarship being offered by the N.C. Tomato Growers Association. The deadline to submit an application is June 30.

The $1,000 merit/need-based scholarship is for the 2013-2014 academic year. The award will be based on a student’s demonstrated scholastic achievement, initiative, leadership, financial need and extracurricular activities. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all coursework during the scholarship period. In addition, the recipient must be enrolled for the entire school year to receive the full scholarship, which will be paid through the financial office in two installments at $500 per semester.

For an application, contact Melinda James, president of the N.C. Tomato Growers, at 828-526-3989 or email at osagem@msn.com. Applications should be mailed to N.C. Tomato Growers Association, c/o Melinda James, 1604 Hale Ridge Road, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775. For more go to www.nctomatoes.com.

The winner will be announced in August at the Tomato Field Day at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Fletcher.

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