Agricultural science scholarships available

New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, is meant to assist in beginning a future in agriculture.

The qualifications for receiving the $500 award include submitting a résumé along with an essay answering the question, “How has your involvement within your respective nominating organization helped to shape your future career choice?”

In addition, a contestant is required to be a current, active member of an organization either on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and/or represented at the Youth Reception portion of the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention.

The winner must attend the 54th annual New Jersey Bred Equine Breeders Award Luncheon to be held on Jan. 30, 2011, at Charley’s Other Brother Restaurant and will read their essay to the attendees.

Please mail résumé and essay to: NJDA, Attn: Debra Moscatiello, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625.

For more information, contact Debra Moscatiello at 609-984-4389 or debra.moscatiello@ag.state.nj.us.