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Member Benefits

MCGA members and their kids (ages 17-25) are eligible for the following three scholarships:

  1. The MCGA scholarship awards (5) $2,000 one-year scholarship to full-time students enrolled in post-secondary education in the fall semester.
  2. The MCGA Frank Lipinski scholarship is for students from a non-ag background who are pursuing an ag degree. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary educational institution pursuing an agricultural degree during the spring semester. Applicants must come from a non-agriculture/farm background. One student will be awarded up to $2,000 and can only be awarded the scholarship once. For both scholarships, applications can be attained from the MCGA office or online at
  3. Sponsored by BASF Corporation, the NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program annually awards five (5) $1,000 one-year scholarships to qualified second-year undergraduate students (or later) or graduate students enrolled in an agriculture, agribusiness, or ag vocation program at a 2-year or 4-year program of study at an accredited junior college, college or university.