About the Scholarship

A graduate student pursuing a course of study and further research on the development of the potato industry in the United States is provided financial assistance by the National Potato Council through a scholarship program.

The National Potato Council Scholarship program is awarded to a student whose focus may be in basic research or applied research based on the improvement of the potato industry.

The recipient of the scholarship program is selected based on academic and extracurricular achievements, involvement in community service and areas of graduate study related to the potato industry.

National Potato Council Scholarship Awards

  • The scholarship program awards one eligible recipient a sum of $10,000 per year that can be used to fund the expenses associated with the research program.

  • The eligible recipient is selected by the scholarship committee of the organization based on a number of eligibility criteria.

National Potato Council Scholarship Application

The applicants must include the following documents along with the application form in order to be considered:

  • An essay of fewer than 200 words based on career goals and aims in the field of the potato industry.

  • A Curriculum Vitae.

  • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • A list of activities depicting participation in community service and leadership qualities.

  • Names and contact information of two references associated with the research programs of the applicant.

  • Letters of recommendation may be included.

National Potato Council Scholarship Application Deadline

The completed application form inclusive of the required materials must be submitted by 21st June 2019 without fail.

Any incomplete applications or late submissions will be disqualified.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a graduate student pursuing advanced studies in agribusiness that supports the potato industry.

  • The applicant's past academic achievement, leadership abilities and potato-related areas of graduate study are taken into consideration. 

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