USAIN 2012 conference scholarship: call for applications by agricultural information students

One $1,000.00 scholarship to be applied to the cost of attending the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) 2012 conference is available to a student interested in pursuing a career in the field of agricultural information. The conference will be held April 29 - May 2, 2012 at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
To apply, send a cover letter including name, address, e-mail address, and phone number, along with information about the program of study you are undertaking and a brief explanation of why you are interested in attending the USAIN conference or how agricultural information fits into your career plans.
Also, submit a typed essay on a separate page or pages. The essay should be double-spaced, no more than 750 words, and address the 2012 conference theme: "Soil, Water, Food and Energy: Agriculture in an Era of Global Climate Change."
Essays will be judged on the basis of thoughtfulness, quality of writing, and adherence to application guidelines as described above. Submitted essays will not be returned.
A check will be presented to the recipient at the USAIN Awards ceremony at the Conference. USAIN reserves the right to withhold the awards if there are no suitable applicants.
Deadline is December 16, 2011.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 10, 2012.
Send the cover letter and essay via email to:
Amanda Werhane
Steenbock Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
[email protected]
USAIN Awards Committee 2011-2012
Eileen Herring (Chair), University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
Noel Kopriva, West Virginia University Libraries
Amy W. Shannon, University of Nevada, Reno
Amanda Werhane, University of Wisconsin – Madison