Conference Scholarship for Graduate Students

One $1000.00 scholarship to be applied to the cost of attending the USAIN 2020 conference is available to a student interested in pursuing a career in the field of agricultural information. The conference will be held  April 26-30, 2020 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.  Additional conference information is available at:

To apply, submit the following:

  • A cover letter including name, address, e-mail address, and phone number, along with information about the program of study you are undertaking and a brief explanation of why you are interested in attending the USAIN conference or how agricultural information fits into your career plans.
  • An essay in a separate document.  The essay should be double-spaced, no more than 750 words, and address the 2020 conference theme: “Smart Agriculture in the Era of Climate Change.”

Send the cover letter and essay via email to:  Janis Shearer (

Essays will be judged on the basis of thoughtfulness, quality of writing, and adherence to application guidelines as described above.  A check will be presented to the recipient at the USAIN Awards ceremony at the Conference. USAIN reserves the right to withhold the award if there are no suitable applicants.

Extended deadline was January 27, 2020.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 7, 2020.

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