New Jersey residents, who are in their senior year in high school and are planning a career in agriculture or science, may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award. One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, was started because of her desire to give back to the community. The $500 scholarship will assist recipients as they begin their journeys in the world of agriculture.

To apply, complete this application and submit a resume, along with an essay answering the question: “How has your involvement within your respective nominating organization helped to shape your future career choice?”

In addition, a contestant is required to be a current, active member of an organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board. Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board can nominate a maximum of two contestants.

The winner of the Agricultural Achievement Award must attend the awards ceremony Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Horse Park of New Jersey at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please note that COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for the ceremony.

Please mail application, resume and essay by May 15, 2021 to:

NJDA
Attn: Lynn Mathews
P.O. Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625