World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp Announce Agricultural Scholarship

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments by

TULARE, Calif. – World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the seventh year to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by Jan. 18, 2013 to be considered. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who attend a four-year university to major in an agricultural field. The scholarships will be disbursed over four years at $2,500 per year.

“We at EM Tharp, Inc. are proud to be a part of a scholarship program that gives back to agricultural students in our Valley communities,” said Vester East, E.M. Tharp, Inc. “We strive to help bring the opportunities to our students so that they in turn can make an impact in our Valley.”

To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit two letters of recommendation; one copy of their high school transcripts; ACT or SAT scores and be graduating from high school during the 2012-2013 school year.

“We’re pleased to once again partner with E.M. Tharp to provide aspiring agricultural students with college scholarships,” said Jerry Sinift, CEO, International Agri-Center. “Our goal is to support students in our area and encourage them to become leaders in agriculture.”

Download applications at:  www.worldagexpo.com/-we-believe-in-growing-scholarship. Send completed applications to: International Agri-Center, “We Believe in Growing” Scholarship, 4500 South Laspina Street, Tulare, Calif. 93274.

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James Olinger is a native of the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from West Hills College in Coalinga, California in 2000 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He joined Business Street in 2004 as a staff writer, and became the associate editor in 2007. He maintains that position today, writing for Business Street Online in a variety of topics.
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