IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
February 5, 2021
PO Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0330
P: (609) 913-6559
C: (609) 433-1785
(TRENTON) – New Jersey residents who are in their senior year in high school and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award. One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.
The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, was started because of her desire to give back to the community. Worth $500, this scholarship is meant to assist its recipient in beginning their future in agriculture.
The qualifications for receiving this award include submitting an application, found here, a resume 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 on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board. Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board can nominate a maximum of two contestants.
The winner of the Agricultural Achievement Award must attend the awards ceremony Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Horse Park of New Jersey at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please note that COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the ceremony.
Please mail application, resume and essay by May 15, 2021 to:
Attn: Lynn Mathews
P.O. Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
To learn more about the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NJDeptofAgriculture and www.facebook.com/JerseyFreshOfficial or Twitter @NJDA and @JerseyFreshNJDA