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Corn Producers Association of Texas (CPAT) Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications!

The Corn Producers Association of Texas is proud to again sponsor two scholarships for its youth members. This year, CPAT will award one $1,000 scholarship in each of the following categories:

  • High School junior or senior as of January 1, 2018
  • Current college or university undergraduate student as of January 1, 2018

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Must be current CPAT youth member – Join NOW! (it’s just $20)
  • Must attend/plan to attend a Texas college or university full-time
  • Current CPAT and TCPB directors’ children are not eligible

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a typed essay, meeting the following requirements:

  • Explain what you believe is a pertinent issue/problem facing corn producers today and ways the industry can overcome the challenge.
  • Maximum of 500 words
  • Essay must accompany a completed cover sheet, available HERE
  • Applicants are encouraged to provide a recommendation letter
  • All entries must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. November 30, 2018 or mailed to the CPAT office and postmarked by November 30, 2018

Judging will be based on shown knowledge of subject, as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Additional Details:

  • Winners will be notified on or before December 15, 2018.
  • Scholarships will be given to students upon paid college enrollment. Scholarship winners must submit a copy of paid college or university registration to the CPAT office. Check will be mailed to student after registration is verified.

For any questions, call the CPAT office at 806.763.CORN (2676) or email


2016-17 CPAT Scholarship Winners

Thanks to the many CPAT youth members who took the time to apply for the 2016-17 CPAT scholarship!

This year’s high school winner is Justin Brown, a Tulia High School student. He plans to attend West Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in agricultural engineering. Brown submitted an essay focused on water conservation through the implementation of more efficient irrigation practices.

The collegiate winner is Joshua Patton, a student at West Texas A&M University. He is pursuing a plant, soil, and environmental sciences major. Patton wrote about the consolidation of agricultural chemical, biotechnology, and seed companies.

Each recipient received $1,000 toward their college education.

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Scholarship

Members of the CPAT are also eligible for the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship sponsored by BASF.

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.

Recipients and a parent or guardian enjoy travel and lodging to attend the Commodity Classic, to be recognized at the NCGA Banquet and have the opportunity to learn more about modern agriculture.

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