Yamaha awards scholarships to agricultural student group

Publish Date: 
Aug 7, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. awarded $5,500 in scholarships to National Ag Communicators of Tomorrow students at the Ag Media Summit.

Three chapters including the University of Missouri, University of Florida and University of Nebraska-Lincoln were awarded a combined $4,000 to help with travel costs associated with students attending AMS. Yamaha also awarded a $1,500 individual scholarship to Valerie Kesterson, a student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“AMS is an important networking and professional development event, and Yamaha’s scholarship program helps more students attend each year,” said Dwayne Cartmell, NACT national faculty advisor. “Yamaha’s application process also provides students with an opportunity to build their portfolios while learning about industry recommendations for safe, responsible use of equipment in an ag setting.”

This year, Yamaha presented custom painted, school-themed helmets to each chapter that applied for one of the scholarships. Five schools total, this year’s recipients plus Texas Tech and University of Illinois, both previous Yamaha scholarship recipients, received the helmets.

The scholarship program has awarded more than $25,000 in its six years in support of the ACT’s mission of fostering professional development. The Ag Media Summit is one of two yearly meetings for ACT chapters and serves as students’ primary career networking event.

Scholarship applicants are asked to create communication pieces for Yamaha that focused on the safe use of ATV and side-by-side vehicles in an ag settling.

From a news release