BOSTON, February 22, 2022 – Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Women in Agribusiness (WIA) Scholarship program. The scholarships, funded by industry businesses, help defray the cost for agribusiness students to attend the annual WIA Summit, which this year will take place in Dallas, Texas, September 26-28.
Since 2014, more than 125 full-time students – who were all from accredited colleges or universities as an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral candidate and had shown a strong interest in developing a career in the agribusiness industry – have benefited from the program.
Last year, 24 scholarship students attended the Women in Agribusiness Summit in Minneapolis, including Mary Mwangi, a master of agribusiness candidate at Texas A&M University, who was sponsored by AgIS Capital; Emma Stuart, who was studying food and resource economics at the University of Florida, brought to the event courtesy of Mitsui; and Molly Grotjan, an agribusiness student at Purdue University, who was sponsored by Trimble. Other schools represented include Oregon State University, Cornell University and University of Minnesota.
Chosen applicants, who must submit a resume, headshot and statement describing their educational and career goals in detail and how attending the WIA Summit will benefit this, will receive:
Registration for the three-day Summit
Three nights shared lodging at a hotel (if needed)
Meals provided at the event
One-year WIA Membership, which provides access to conference content and member directory
To apply for a scholarship, fill out this form. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2022. For information on becoming a sponsor, please email Joy O’Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Women in Agribusiness
The Women in Agribusiness Summit in the U.S., introduced by parent company HighQuest Partners in 2012, is renowned for annually convening close to 1,000 of the country’s female agribusiness decision-makers. Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe debuted in Barcelona, Spain, in February 2015. WIA initiatives have grown to include theWIA Membership, WIA Demeter Award of Excellence, Scholarships, and theWIA Today blog. Learn more at womeninag.com