MAPLE PARK—Do you have a high school senior who is planning on pursuing a career in the field of agriculture? If so, be sure to check out www.hintzsche.com to access an overview and application for the Hintzsche Scholarship for Agriculture. The Hintzsche Companies will present $1,000 scholarships for up to eight qualified seniors who attend high schools in the Hintzsche and Burroughs’ trade areas. Applications are due by Feb. 18.
Agriculture today is far more complex and requires more advanced technical skills than what previous generations needed in order to succeed. The industry must maintain a steady source of trained and qualified personnel in order to provide adequate succession for the job vacancies of the future. This scholarship is just one small way the Hintzsche Companies give back to this cause.
Scholarship winners are selected by an impartial panel of judges and are evaluated based on academics, leadership skills and a two-page essay. The essay is an important part of the evaluation process as it identifies the student’s heart and soul exemplified by a description of an experience or event that caused his or her desire to pursue a particular area of agriculture studies.
In addition to www.hintzsche.com, your student may also check with his or her school counselor or vocational ag teacher for the materials.
For more information, contact Joanne Hueber via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (800) 446-3378.