Posted by: Kristy on October 21, 2014

Posted in: Updates

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is pleased to announce it is reinstating its scholarship program for college students studying ag communications. The organization, through its foundation, will grant one, $1,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year.

“We are excited to begin this scholarship program again,” said Executive Director Den Gardner. “We hope to provide more scholarships in the future, and this is our first step.”

ARC conducted a scholarship program up until about 10 years ago. Through the financial contributions of recent Hall of Fame recipients Richard Howell and Gary Myers, along with pledges from several others in the organization, ARC will now award its scholarship in the spring.

“ARC believes in promoting careers in ag PR and this is one more effort to accomplish that goal,” said Mike Opperman, president of the ARC board of directors. “In the next couple years we hope to reinstate our internship program as well. A career in public relations can be satisfying and rewarding. Scholarships and internships are ways to show college students the value of pursuing jobs in this area.”

Notices will be sent to universities and colleges in October announcing the program. Students will have until March 1, 2015, to submit their applications. Among those contacted will be Ag Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) students through its state chapters.

ARC Scholarship Application (PDF)

Please direct all questions to the ARC office; email ARC at, phone: 952/758-5811.


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