Wednesday, December 28, 2011

College Funds Available Thanks to Farmers and Colts

By Megan Kuhn of Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance

Even though the Indianapolis Colts season is wrapping up, there is still time for high school seniors across Indiana to benefit from Colts tight end Dallas Clark's hard work on the field this year.

Indiana corn and soybean farmers are partnering with the Indianapolis Colts to bring the Hoosier Horsepower Essay Contest to Indiana high school seniors. Students can enter the contest and win cash prizes to help fund their college education. 

On behalf of Indiana’s corn and soybean farmers, the Colts donated $100 to the program for each catch Clark made this season. While Clark was plagued with injuries towards the end of the season, f
our (4) Indiana high school seniors will each receive $2,000 to help defer college education related expenses.

To be eligible for the essay competition, applicants must be a high school senior in Indiana and plan to enroll in an accredited college or university within the United States pursuing either an associate or bachelor degree for the 2012-2013 school year. 

Essay competition winners will be awarded based on a combination of factors. Academic achievement, leadership and community service will be considered in addition to their essay detailing how today’s farmers are working to tackle tomorrow’s needs for food, fiber and fuel.

Winners will be announced prior to the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. All essays must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 17, 2012. Parents and students can go to to learn more.

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