Past Winners

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2018 Grand Prize Winner: Caroline Benoit

Caroline Benoit is headed for Tulane University in New Orleans this fall.

“Meeting everyone with USA Rice and Corteva was an amazing experience, and I am so grateful to have received the scholarship.”

2018 Second Prize Winner: Kristina Kuewa

Kristina Kuewa plans to pursue a career in the film industry after majoring in media arts production at Emerson College in Boston.

“This scholarship has helped lighten the financial burden of college and will allow me to focus more on my academic goals.”

2017 Grand Prize Winner: Jared Fitton

Jared Fitton attends the University of California at Santa Barbara working on his degree in computer science.

“Participating in this scholarship helped me to not only pay for college, but also to discover a whole industry that was right in my backyard!”

2017 2nd Place Winner: Olivia Davis

Olivia Davis is majoring in elementary education at Louisiana Tech University.

“Winning this scholarship not only allowed me to pay for my first quarter of college, but it boosted my confidence level and my creative gift as I move forward.”

2016 Grand Prize Winner: Heaven McKinley

Heaven McKinley is studying environmental engineering at Colorado School of the Mines.

“Winning the National Rice Month scholarship was an incredibly unique and exciting experience, and helped fund my first year of college.”

2016 2nd Place Winner: Angela Lee

Angela Lee is from Los Angeles, California, and attends Cal Poly Pomona.

“By winning this scholarship, I was able to pay for my own tuition and lessen the burden on my family. It truly meant a lot that I am able to attend college.”