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Corteva Donates $50,000 for Huntington Scholarships

Published: Friday, August 9, 2019

Agricultural studies students at Huntington University will have access to two additional scholarships in future academic years, thanks to a recent donation from Corteva Agriscience.

The $50,000 gift will go toward two named endowed scholarships beginning in and continuing after the 2020-21 academic year. Eligible students for the scholarships include full-time undergraduates pursuing any agriculture-related field of study who have at least a 2.8 GPA. Students must also participate in at least one extracurricular university organization and display leadership within that organization.

Funding was fostered through the relationship between Huntington University and Dairyland Seed, a regional seed brand of Corteva.

"We're excited to help assure the future of agriculture studies for students at Huntington University," said Doug Rice, MCS sales effectiveness manager, Corteva Agriscience. "We hope the relationship with Corteva Agriscience, Dairyland Seed and Huntington University will continue to develop through the use of this funding."

Huntington University agricultural studies graduates have immediately and successfully entered the workplace or graduate school with a 100 percent placement rate, and a number of students have graduated in less than four years.

The Corteva gift brings Huntington University's endowment to nearly 30 million dollars, directly impacting students each year in scholarship funding and serving as an intentional way of keeping education affordable for students; Corteva's endowed gift will specifically impact those students who are pursuing a career in agriculture. Since the inception of Huntington University's Department of Agriculture in 2015, program partners have provided more than $100,000 for both annual and endowed student scholarships.

"We are delighted that Dairyland Seed and Corteva Agriscience have collaborated with Huntington University to invest in our agricultural studies program and our students" said Stephen Weingart, vice president for advancement. "HU alumni make an impact in every vocation they serve in. This scholarship will aid students in completing their education in a more affordable manner."

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