How Three Minutes Can Change Your Life

Movie clapboard in background, green circle in foreground with text about the National Rice Month Scholarship Video Contest
Rice, camera, action!
Oct 10, 2019
ARLINGTON, VA – Three minutes of innovative storytelling about U.S.-grown rice is all it takes to earn money for college!  

If you’re a high school graduating student from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Texas, submit a three-minute video that creates awareness and promotes U.S.-grown rice, September National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state, for a chance to win this year’s National Rice Month Scholarship.

“Winning the National Rice Month scholarship was an incredibly unique and exciting experience, and helped fund my first year of college,” said Heaven McKinley, from Grand Prairie, Texas.  McKinley won the first ever video contest in 2016 for her entry, “Power Plants,” and is now studying environmental engineering at Colorado School of the Mines.    

Caroline Benoit, last year’s grand prize winner who attends Tulane University in New Orleans said she was a bit reluctant to enter the contest at first but so glad she did.  “I really enjoyed learning about a topic that is so important to my home state and to share how important rice is to Louisiana’s economy and the nation as a whole.”  

Three scholarship prizes, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, totaling $8,500 will be awarded.  The grand-prize winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship and a trip with a chaperone this December to the awards ceremony at the 2018 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third-place $1,500.

Entries are due by October 31.  

For more information, including tips on making a great video, visit the NRM scholarship page.