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.”
Corteva is dedicated to enriching lives around the world through innovation, collaboration and leadership in agriculture and across the food system. Similarly, the Huntington University Department of Agriculture is committed to raising the next generation of agricultural leaders who will impact the world through innovation and good stewardship.
Huntington University agricultural studies graduates have immediately and successfully entered the workplace or graduate school with a 100% 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.”