Yamaha Motor has launched a new scholarship program to provide financial assistance to members of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, a national college student association.

The Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program consists of two individual student scholarships and one chapter scholarship.  All three scholarships help students attend the American Agricultural Editors’ Association’s annual Agricultural Media Summit.  As the largest gathering of crop and livestock media professionals in the country, the AMS is ACT’s primary career development networking opportunity each year.

Applicants will be judged based on merit, need and quality of submission materials. Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 27 and winners will be notified by May 1. 

“The Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program was developed in conjunction with ACT to help meet recipients’ immediate financial needs while furthering their long-term goal of professional development,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha group marketing manager.

“These are the agricultural writers, broadcasters, and PR professionals of the near future. Contributing to their professional development is definitely a solid investment for those interested in preserving the future of agriculture,” said Jeff Miller, professor of agricultural communications at the University of Arkansas and national adviser of ACT.

For more information and guidelines, along with the application form, click here.