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. The $500 scholarship is meant to assist its recipient in beginning their future in agriculture.
The qualifications for receiving this award include submitting an application, (jerseyequine.nj.gov/agriculture/njequine/documents/agachievementapplform.pdf), 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 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Horse Park of New Jersey. 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 NJDA, Attn: Lynn Mathews, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625