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USAIN Conference 2018 Scholarship for Students

Submitted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The USAIN Awards Committee is now accepting applications for their biennial conference scholarship for library school students. One $1000.00 scholarship will be applied to the cost of attending the USAIN 2018 conference is available to a student interested in pursuing a career in the field of agricultural information. The conference will be held May 13-16, 2018 at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

To apply, applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter including the following information: Name address, e-mail address, and phone number, information about program of study and a brief explanation of why they are interested in attending the USAIN conference or how agricultural information fits into their career plans.
  • A typed essay on a separate page or pages addressing the 2018 conference theme: “Consuming Information: Agriculture at theCrossroads of Sustainability.” The essay should be double-spaced, no more than 750 words.

Essays will be judged on the basis of thoughtfulness, quality of writing, and adherence to application guidelines as described above. A check will be presented to the recipient at the USAIN Awards ceremony at the Conference. USAIN reserves the right to withhold the award if there are no suitable applicants.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Scholarship recipient will be notified by January 26, 2018. Please send the cover letter and essay via email to Patricia Hartman at

Additional conference information is available at:

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