Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

‘RICE to the Challenge’ Scholarship Video Contest


The annual National Rice Month Scholarship Video Contest is up and running!

Open to graduating high school students from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Texas, the contest asks students to create a video that in three minutes or less, shines a light on U.S. rice:  a versatile, tasty, home-grown grain.  Educate, entertain, and tell us why rice is special — to you, to your state, or to the world!

Three guaranteed scholarship prizes, sponsored by the American Commodity Company, totaling $10,000 will be awarded.  The grand-prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a trip with a chaperone to the annual USA Rice Outlook Conference, the second-place winner receives a $3,000 scholarship, and third place receives $2,000.

Entries are judged on creativity, quality, and effectiveness in telling a story about U.S.-grown rice.

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Ray Stoesser Memorial Scholarship


In partnership with the US Rice Producers Association, the Stoesser family is offering a $5000 scholarship to one deserving high school senior or current college student who is interested in or is currently pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field.

Finalists will be interviewed by the selection committee via Zoom in January 2022.

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Scholarship Submission

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