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USA Rice scholarships available to rice-promoting students

7/15/2013 at 12:00 a.m.

It’s not too late for rising high school seniors in your county to participate in the USA Rice Federation’s National Rice Month scholarship contest, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. To qualify to win, students must conduct a promotion activity in their community during September with U.S.-grown rice as the central theme. Entries must provide details of the promotion and should be submitted by Oct. 11. USA Rice encourages students to invest some of their summer vacation time in planning an innovative rice promotion campaign for a chance to win a scholarship.

Three scholarship prizes totaling $8,500 are available. The grand prize is a $4,000 scholarship and a trip to the 2013 USA Rice Outlook Conference in St. Louis, Mo., for the scholarship presentation. The second-place winner will receive $3,000 and third place, $1,500.

September is National Rice Month — a time for America to salute its rice farmers and everyone involved in the U.S. rice industry. National Rice Month was initiated by an act of Congress in 1991 and is conducted by the USA Rice Federation. For more information and a scholarship contest entry form, click here.

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