Eligible university students are invited to apply for Syngenta’s annual Accelerating a Generation Syngenta Scholarship, the company announced in a news release.

In a 2- to 5-minute video essay, entrants should share how their roots have influenced the way they view the future of the ag industry. Applicants must complete an online application by Jan. 7, 2020 and submit a video essay by Jan. 15.

“At Syngenta, we know the agriculture community is strongest when people from a wide variety of backgrounds have the opportunity to contribute,” said Wendell Calhoun, Syngenta communications manager, in the release. “The scholarship is designed to give these diverse voices the support they need to lead the industry into the future.”

Syngenta will grant scholarships to a bachelor’s and a master’s level national winner selected from a pool of four regional winners in each category. A total of $20,000 will be awarded.

University students currently pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in crop-related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. residents enrolled in an accredited agriculture program at an eligible university as of spring 2020.

For more information about the scholarship, including official rules, prize amounts, essay topic, eligible universities and application guidelines, visit syngenta-us.com/scholarships.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in the spring.

—by Jonelle Mejica