Arkansas high school juniors can win up to $7,000 for their education

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(3/25/19) Scholarship money can sometimes be hard to find but a new opportunity in Arkansas is giving eligible high school juniors the chance to win up to $7,000 for their education. 

The five-month program sponsored by the Arkansas Rice Federation will help educate rising juniors heading into the senior year about the rice industry. 

Cade Bethea was once a former Arkansas Rice Federation intern and now serves as the Public Relations Coordinator for them.  Seeing first hand how the organization has developed his professional life, he says the new scholarship opportunity is just another way students can learn about the importance and economic impact rice has on the state.  

“We want to start them off in an early age and help them and equip them with the tools so they will be able to go on and use that further in their life,” says Bethea. “And potentially in their career one day.”

The program will run from May through September and students will have the opportunity to attend four different, on-site experiences during the program. 

Application deadline is April 1st. 

For more information on the scholarship or to apply, click here

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