The MACA Young Leader Scholarship Program (YLSP) is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. Recipients will benefit from exposure and networking with MACA members for potential job opportunities as well as financial compensation. MACA members benefit by developing a talent pool of future industry leaders and through the heightened awareness of MACA within the participating universities.Apply Now
Candidates will be top-potential collegiate sophomores or juniors with an educational focus on agriculture. Candidates must be enrolled at one of the 13 Land-Grant Universities and have secured a summer internship within agriculture, preferably within the crop protection industry. Additionally, the selected recipient is expected to attend the MACA Annual Meeting in September to participate and network with MACA members and to develop a deeper understanding of the crop protection industry.
MACA will notify the 13 universities via email announcing the program and explaining the goals. Then a MACA representative will follow-up with each school for help identifying candidates, encouraging participation and to raise awareness for the program. Each respective university will create a “committee” to review the applications submitted from qualifying students and then submit up to three applications to MACA for review. Once the applications are submitted to MACA, the Industry Communications committee will review the applications and select one recipient for a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to each student via the university. (MACA will work with the universities to ensure the funding is provided to the student’s account.) The decisions by MACA are final. Previous winners are not eligible. Winners will be notified in Feb/March.
Colorado State University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, North Dakota State University, Purdue University, South Dakota State University, The Ohio State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and University of Wisconsin.
Up to 13 scholarships will be awarded annually (1 per University). Each scholarship will consist of:
If you have any questions about the program or require more information, please send an email to [email protected].