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MACA to Offer Young Leader Scholarship Program to Students in Agriculture

Deadline to Apply: January 25

The Mid America CropLife Association Young Leader Scholarship Program (MACA YLSP) is designed to expose future agriculturalists to the crop protection industry and future career opportunities. Recipients will benefit from exposure and networking with MACA members for potential job opportunities as well as financial compensation. MACA members benefit by developing a talent pool of future industry leaders and through the heightened awareness of MACA within the participating universities.


Candidates will be top-potential collegiate sophomores or juniors with an educational focus on agriculture. Candidates must be enrolled at one of the 13 Land-Grant Universities and have secured a summer internship (2019) within agriculture, preferably within the crop protection industry. Additionally, the selected recipient is expected to attend the MACA Annual Meeting September 3-5, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN to participate and network with MACA members and to develop a deeper understanding of the crop protection industry.

Participating Universities (13)

Colorado State University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska, North Dakota State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, South Dakota State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri and University of Wisconsin.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship candidates will be required to submit the following:

  • Brief Cover Letter stating what and where their summer Internship will be
  • Application Letter/Essay – 500 words or less stating why they believe they are worthy of this opportunity
  • Resume
  • “Unofficial” Transcript

Click here to download the 2019 MACA YLSP Application. Applications are due by noon on January 25, 2019 and should be emailed to macascholarships@gmail.comCandidates can also visit to complete the application online. Winners will be notified in April 2019.


Up to 13 scholarships will be awarded annually (1 per University). Each scholarship will consist of:

  • $2,000 cash scholarship to be provided to the respective University for the scholarship recipient selected;
  • Travel stipend to attend MACA Annual Meeting September 3-5,2019 in Indianapolis, IN;
  • Opportunity to be on YLSP panel at the MACA Annual Meeting; and
  • Participate in program and networking with MACA members at Annual Meeting; and
  • Have 2 MACA member mentors/hosts.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Michelle Kilper at

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