World Soil Day Scholarship - PhycoTerra®

Apply for a $5,000 Soil Science Scholarship

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The Future is Bright and We Want to Invest in You

Are you a college junior passionate about soil health? Are you pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agronomy or plant sciences? We want to invest in you.

At Heliae® Agriculture, we’ve discovered that microalgae hold the key to unlocking solutions that can feed and save our threatened planet. With food at significant risk globally and soil health degrading at an alarming rate, we have proven that innovations with microalgae rise to these challenges through their unique capabilities, inspiring hope through their promising possibilities.

To celebrate World Soil Day, we’re looking to recognize and reward three college juniors who share our passion to provide sustainable solutions for food and agriculture with a one-time scholarship of $5,000*.

Apply now for one of three $5,000 scholarships and hands-on internship experiences at Heliae® Agriculture in Gilbert, Arizona where you’ll experience a tour of the facilities, learn from soil health experts, participate in research, and be part of a professional team!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a resident of the United States or Canada
  • Presently be enrolled as a full-time junior in a college or university in the United States or Canada
  • On a scale of 4.0, must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Be pursuing a degree in agronomy or plant sciences, or a related field
  • Demonstrate passion for soil science or agronomy
  • Submit a 1-2 minute video answering this question; “Why are you passionate about the health of our world’s soil?”

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: December 5, 2022 (World Soil Day)
  • Application Closes: January 31, 2023
  • Awardee Notification: February 20, 2023
  • Award Announcement: February 28, 2023
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Applications are closed at this time.
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The three awardees will be chosen based on their commitment to a career in agriculture while showcasing their passion, initiative, character, and integrity. Scholarship funds are provided by Heliae Development, LLC and will be paid by check sent by mail to the scholarship awardees.

The awardees will be contacted via email on February 20, 2023 and must respond within five (5) days of the date of the email to accept the award. If no response is received by Heliae® Agriculture within this time, another recipient will be selected. Students who have not been chosen will not be contacted. The awardees will be announced to the public on February 28, 2023.

*This award may be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board.

All entries must be entered using the official Heliae® Agriculture/PhycoTerra® online application process, which can be accessed above. No other forms of submission will be accepted. By submitting your application, you give Heliae and the scholarship program administrators permission to contact the college or university to verify your admission, and if awarded a scholarship, you are giving Heliae the permission to use your name, image, and video for marketing and promotional purposes on Heliae’s websites and social media. Eligibility for the PhycoTerra® World Soil Day Scholarship does not guarantee the award of any scholarship. Heliae and program administrators do not discriminate in the selection of scholarship recipients based on race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or upon any other prohibited basis. Children or grandchildren of current Heliae associates, officers, or owners are not eligible to apply.