FMC Citrus Ag Production Scholarships

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FMC is collaborating with AgNet Media, publisher of Citrus Industry magazine, the number one publication in the industry, to create the FMC Citrus Ag Production Scholarships (FMC CAPS) program to support Florida citrus production and to encourage interested youth to pursue careers in citrus.

Crop pests and diseases have done serious damage to Florida’s citrus production over the past two decades. Educating the next generation of Florida citrus growers is key to protecting the state’s citrus production legacy. This scholarship program demonstrates our commitment to building a bright future for the Florida citrus industry.

Five, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Three scholarships will be awarded to eligible University of Florida (UF) students and two scholarships will be awarded to eligible Florida Southern College (FSC) students.
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HOW TO APPLY

  • Who's Eligible?

    Current and incoming students in citrus and horticulture sciences degree programs at UF or FSC are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Requirements

    To apply, we want to hear how eligible applicants are committed to advancing the future of the citrus industry. Applications should be submitted in video form and provide answers to each of the following four questions:

  • 1. What has drawn you toward pursuing a citrus and horticultural sciences degree?

    2. While pursuing your degree, how will you become involved and contribute to the citrus community?

    3. After achieving your degree, how will you contribute to the rejuvenation and stability of the citrus industry in Florida?

    4. What do you think are the three biggest issues facing Florida’s citrus industry?

  • Video applications must be in English, under six minutes in length, and in one of the following formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG. Only one entry per person. Download the official Terms and Conditions for specific video criteria.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM FIELDS AND UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO RESPONSE BELOW. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DECEMBER 1, 2019.


    The grade level you will be entering in 2020.

"To grow citrus successfully in Florida takes education, tenacity and resolve, as the industry stands at the threshold of a new beginning. The FMC Citrus Ag Production Scholarship will help attract a new crop of committed growers. AgNet Media is proud to be working with FMC on this bold new scholarship project."
-Gary Cooper,
president and founder of AgNet Media
"FMC understands how important the next generation is to the citrus industry in Florida. We hope this scholarship will encourage college students to pursue careers related to citrus."
– Eric Johnson,
FMC retail marketing manager

Winners will be announced at Citrus Expo in August of 2020!
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