2024 Application Process is Now Closed
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 2024 with an expectation of participating 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:
- 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/or college graduate students.
- In addition to completing the online application form, applicants should submit a self-produced video no longer than 5 minutes answering the following questions:
- 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.