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Scholarships available for students studying agriculture

The Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association continues its commitment to agriculture and the region this year by offering five scholarships totaling $10,000 to deserving area youth studying agriculture.

Eligible applicants must live in one of the following counties: Caroline, Essex, Hanover, Gloucester, King George, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Stafford, Spotsylvania and Westmoreland. Successful applicants must be 18-24 years old and at least graduating high school seniors.

These funds are only eligible for use for undergraduate coursework and can include community college agricultural programming and technical training. Two new $1,000 scholarships are intended for students enrolled in a two-year agriculture program.

A strong emphasis will be placed on a demonstrated commitment to agriculture, not only with course work, but also with community involvement and career goals.

The application can be found at https://...

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