USA Rice opens Rice Month Scholarship Contest

usa rice logoHigh school seniors in the six U.S. rice-producing states have a chance to compete for $8,500 in scholarships in USA Rice’s annual National Rice Month Scholarship Contest.

Applicants will create a 3-minute original video on a rice-related topic, including rice production, healthy eating or sustainability.

The grand-prize winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship and a trip with a chaperone this December to the awards ceremony at the 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third-place $1,500. The program is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a 2020 high school graduating class and live in the rice-growing states of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri or Texas.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 31. Winners will be notified by Nov. 20.

For more information as well as the complete set of rules, visit USA Rice.

Caroline Benoit of Louisiana won the Grand Prize for her video, “Louisiana Rice,” which you can viewed below.