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National Potato Council to offer Scholarship for Graduate Student Advancing the Potato Industry

National Potato Council to offer Scholarship for Graduate Student Advancing the Potato Industry

Shunping Ding (right) was awarded NPC's 2015-16 Academic Scholarship. Her research focus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is on enhancing control of potato early blight (left).

March 31, 2016
The National Potato Council (NPC) will award one $10,000 academic scholarship to honor a graduate student (Master’s degree or higher) working to improve the future of the US potato industry.

The deadline for the scholarship is June 15, 2016 and it will be awarded in August 2016 towards the 2016-2017 academic year.

Final scholarship selection is based on the following criteria: past academic achievement, leadership ability, potato-related areas of graduate study, goals, benefit to the potato industry, extracurricular activities, grades and potential commercial value. All interested parties are invited to apply. Application forms are available online here.

More on the Scholarship program, including past scholarship winners

The winner will be invited to display his or her work at the Potato Research Poster Sessions during Potato Expo 2017, January 4-6, 2017, in San Francisco, California. If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Hutchins at 202-682-9456.

Shunping Ding was awarded NPC's 2015-16 Academic Scholarship. Her research focus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is on enhancing control of potato early blight.
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The National Potato Council is looking after the interest of the potato growers in the United States. The NPC website provides information on potato history, potato cultivation, potato statistics and US state potato organisations
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