The purpose of the WIA Scholarship is to defray the cost of attending the WIA Summit for students who have shown a career interest in the agribusiness industry. Scholarships become available as companies choose to sponsor them; therefore, there is no pre-determined number of scholarships available for each Summit. Recipients will be chosen primarily based on their interest and passion for the agribusiness industry as expressed in the statement included with their application.
Each scholarship will include registration for the Summit, three nights of lodging at a hotel (should the recipient need it), and any meals provided at the event. Summits usually include breakfasts, lunches, snacks during coffee breaks, and hors d’oeuvres- style refreshments at two evening receptions. The scholarship does not cover any travel / transportation expenses or food outside of the event.
Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in all conference activities as if they are paid attendees. They will be encouraged to attend all sessions and they will have the opportunity to network during meals, coffee breaks, and receptions.
For all recipients, the Women in Agribusiness Team will register them for the Summit and make their hotel reservations (should the recipient need it). Scholarships are for one Summit only.
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students attendingan accredited college or university.
Applicants must be majoring in agribusiness or a related field. Note: Students not majoring in such a field will also be considered if they make a convincing argument as to how the WIA Summit will benefit their career path in the statement included as part of this application.
If an applicant does not receive a scholarship the first time they apply, they will still be considered eligible if they re-apply for a following Summit.
Students who have received a scholarship to attend a prior Summit will be considered eligible if they choose to reapply; however, the fact that they have previously received a scholarship will be taken into account.
The WIA Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, sex, religion, age, national origin or sexual orientation. WIA will not award scholarships to applicants who are not qualified.
Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2020
Questions about the application process may be directed to Carrie Vita (firstname.lastname@example.org)