The National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants offers a $1,000 scholarship each year through its Foundation for Environmental Agriculture Education.

According to Earle S. Raun, scholarship chairman, the award goes to a third-year student in agriculture with a major in crop production or an allied subject.

Known as the Richard Jensen Scholarship, it commemorates one of the early members of NAICC.

"We ask members and friends of NAICC to please consider young friends and acquaintances who might meet the qualifications and bring this scholarship to their attention," Raun says.

The 2003 scholarship recipient was Eliza Meck, who attends Pennsylvania State University.

Information on the scholarship may be found on the NAICC Web site, www.naicc.org

Completed applications are due by July 1, 2004, and the winner will be notified in early August..