The Murray Wise Associates Foundation faced a quandary a couple of weeks ago when we were short on scholarship applicants just a couple of days before the deadline for applications. In fact, we had more scholarships to award than we had candidates.
In order to uphold our high standards, we extended the deadline and made an extra push to get the word out. I was having trouble believing that in this economy, we didn’t have more students needing the help, and I turned out to be right. Once word got around, the applications began to pour in. We now have a pool of well over 280 agriculture students seeking Murray Wise Foundation scholarships. Our scholarship committee is already hard at work reviewing the applications. Due to the wealth of excellent candidates, it will take a few weeks, but we’ll notify the recipients as soon as the selections are finalized.
I want to thank everybody who helped us spread the word about the scholarships. Few things are more gratifying to me than helping ag students prepare for their career.