National Sorghum Producers Foundation And Scholarships Duerksen Keren
About Foundation & Scholarships

Promoting Research, Education and Leadership

The National Grain Sorghum Foundation promotes research and education for sorghum and develops the leadership potential of active university students interested in studying agriculture and, more specifically, the sorghum industry.

National Sorghum Foundation Members

National Sorghum Foundation members have financially contributed to the advancement of education and science within the sorghum community.

There are also members of the Golden Grain Society who have contributed $5,000 or more in current gifts or $10,000 or more in future gifts, through wills, insurance etc.

Foundation & Scholarships

Questions & Submissions

For questions or to submit application materials, please contact Larry Lambright at larry@sorghumgrowers.com or (806) 773-1328.

Agriculture Scholarships for the 2020-2021 School Year

National Sorghum Foundation Scholarships

View details and apply for agriculture scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year below:

2020-2021 Agriculture Scholarships
Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Benefits
A selection committee made up of the Sorghum Foundation Board of Directors will rank the applications and award the winner of the Bruce Maunder Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will consist of the following:

  • $1,500 award to be applied toward one semester of tuition expenses

Eligibility Requirements

  • University undergrad students (sophomore through senior standing)
  • Must be enrolled in an agriculture-based department.

Applications
Applications are made available by April 15 and, upon completion, must be postmarked by June 1.

  • Students are asked to submit a completed copy of the application
  • An official copy of current transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A headshot photo for use in a media release

Questions and Submissions
For questions or to submit application materials, please contact Larry Lambright at larry@sorghumgrowers.com or (806) 773-1328.

2020-2021 Agriculture Scholarships
Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship 

Scholarship Benefits
A selection committee made up of the Sorghum Foundation Board of Directors will rank the applications and award the winner of the Darrell Rosenow Memorial Scholarship package. The scholarship package will consist of $1,500 to be applied toward one semester of tuition expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University undergrad domestic and foreign students (sophomore through senior standing)
  • Must be enrolled in an agriculture-based science curriculum related to agronomy, plant pathology, entomology and/or plant breeding with emphasis on sorghum

Applications
Applications are made available by April 15 and upon completion, must be postmarked by June 1.

  • Students are asked to submit a completed copy of the application
  • An official copy of current transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A headshot photo for use in a media release

Questions and Submissions
For questions or to submit application materials, please contact Larry Lambright at larry@sorghumgrowers.com or (806) 773-1328.

2020-2021 Agriculture Scholarships
Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Benefits
A selection committee made up of the Sorghum Foundation Board of Directors will rank the applications and award the winner of the Bill Kubecka Memorial Scholarship package. The scholarship will consist of the following:

  • $1,500 award to be applied toward one semester of tuition expenses.
  • A trip to Washington, D.C., with NSP. Students will meet their Congressional representatives and watch the legislative process as association leaders discuss and resolve timely agricultural issues for the producers they represent. The trip will coincide with NSP’s legislative fly-in.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University undergrad students (sophomore through senior standing), graduate students, or students in the school of law
  • Must be enrolled in a curriculum involving agriculture economics, agriculture law, or agricultural policy.
  • Significant interest in agriculture policy/law

Applications
Applications are made available by April 15 and, upon completion, must be postmarked by June 1.

  • Students are asked to submit a completed copy of the application
  • An official copy of current transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
  • A headshot photo for use in a media release

Questions and Submissions
For questions or to submit application materials, please contact Larry Lambright at larry@sorghumgrowers.com or (806) 773-1328.

2019-2020 Agriculture Scholarships
National Sorghum Foundation - BASF Joint Scholarship

The National Sorghum Foundation and BASF are pleased to announce a joint scholarship program for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarships will include a $2500 award for tuition, as well as cover expenses for the recipients’ participation in the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, TX set for February 27- 29, 2020

The Commodity Classic is open to all friends of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum – from growers to member associations to agribusiness to farm media.  It’s a one-of-a-kind convention and trade show – farmer-focused and farmer-led. Attending the Commodity Classic will allow scholarship awardees to experience the nation’s largest gathering of farmers and to learn about top issues and opportunities in agriculture today. The Commodity Classic Trade Show offers scholarship recipients the opportunity to network with leading agribusiness companies and to learn about their newest technologies.

Questions and Submissions
Applicants must be the child or grandchild of a National Sorghum Producers member and be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agriculturally-related curriculum. Undergraduate applicants must be entering at least their second year of study during the 2019-2020 school year.

Applications
Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2019 and must include the following:

  • Completed Application (see attached)
  • Official transcript
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A headshot photo for media release

View & Download the Application

Timeline
August 1, 2019 – Applications open
December 1, 2019 – Application deadline
January 15-31, 2020 – The winner(s) will be contacted and details regarding 2020 Commodity Classic will be provided

 

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National Sorghum Producers Foundation And Scholarships Larry Lambright

Larry Lambright, Chairman

“Working as a volunteer with the National Sorghum Foundation as well as working with the staff at National Sorghum Producers (NSP) provides me an avenue to continue to be involved with and to offer support for the sorghum industry during my retirement.”

Drawing on nearly 50 years in the sorghum industry, work experience as a sorghum breeder and an education in crop science, Larry Lambright is the chairman of the National Sorghum Foundation. His role includes providing scholarships to deserving students with an interest in agriculture.

Larry serves on both the Texas Tech Plant and Soil Science Industry Advisory Board and the Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program Advisory Board. He is also involved in the community through his church and a local food bank.

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