Ray Stoesser Memorial Scholarship

The 2025 Application Process Will Open on September 1st.

 We appreciate the participation of all applicants and congratulate the 2024 scholarship recipients!

In partnership with the US Rice Producers Association, the Stoesser family is offering a $5,000 scholarship to one deserving high school senior or current college student who is interested in or is currently pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field. 

In addition to the monetary award, the selected recipient will serve as a student ambassador for USRPA in 2025, expecting to participate in at least two activities during the calendar year. The recipient will be invited to participate in various USRPA activities, including but not limited to Field Days, legislative activities, Texas Rice Council meetings, conferences, and more.

Specific criteria for selection:

  1. Applicants should have the intention of pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field. Applications will be accepted from high school seniors, college students, and college graduate students.
  2. In addition to completing the online application form, applicants should submit a self-produced video no longer than 5 minutes answering the following questions:
  3. What is your vision for the next generation of the U.S. rice industry?
    • Please cover topics relevant to the future of the US rice industry, such as food security/safety, sustainability, etc. 

 

 

2024 Recipients

First Place

Ryan Williamson

El Campo, TX

Second Place

Kylie Temple

Hermiston, OR

Third Place

Emily Glaze

El Campo, TX

Fourth Place

Madyson McAshlan

Santa Fe, TX

2023 Recipients

First Place

Gayla Rose

Livingston, TX

Second Place

Morgan Dennis

Maxwell, CA

Third Place

Jaime Hahn

Katy, TX

2022 Recipients

First Place

Lance Nicholas

Katy, TX

Second Place

Brooke Bradford

Shirley, AR

Third Place

Cali Newdigger

Pratt, KS

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