National Rice Month Scholarship Contest — Flex Your Creative Muscles!

Oct 04, 2017
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ARLINGTON, VA – To enter the annual National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship contest high school graduating students who live in rice-growing states -- Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas -- are asked to use visual storytelling to promote U.S.-grown rice by producing a three-minute video.  

Last year’s grand prize winner, Heaven McKinley from Grand Prairie, Texas, was excited about the opportunity to flex her creative muscles and dive into a new topic.

“I wanted to find something more interesting than the scholarships requiring only boring essays,” McKinley says.  “The video contest caught my eye because the open criteria provided freedom for my imagination and creative side to take over.”  

Three scholarship prizes, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, 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 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third-place $1,500.

Entries are due October 31.

For more information and to submit an entry, visit the NRM scholarship page.