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2014 Cargill Global Scholars Program

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Cargill offers Global Scholars Program to talented, high performing university students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management. The Cargill Global Scholars Program includes the following countries: Brazil, China, India, Russia and the United States. Scholarship is offered for up to three years. Application should be submitted till March 1, 2014. 

About Scholarship: The Cargill Global Scholars Program includes the following countries: Brazil, China, India, Russia and the United States.The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive scholarship opportunity that not only provides financial support, but offers leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program. These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars’ leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decision makers. Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing university students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management. 

Study: Scholarships are provided in the field of food, agriculture and risk management.
Course Level: Cargill Global Scholars are high performing first or second year university students.
Scholarship Provider: Cargill
Scholarship can be taken at: Brazil, China, India, Russia and USA 

Eligibility: Applicants to the Cargill Global Scholars program must:
-Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the United States.
-Attend a partner university in the country of citizenship or permanent legal residency
-Be a first or second year university student
-Demonstrate high academic performance
-Demonstrate leadership potential 

Scholarship Open for: The Cargill Global Scholars Program includes the following countries: Brazil, China, India, Russia and the United States. 

Number of awards: Brazil: Ten scholarships will be offered beginning in the 2nd half of 2014. China: Sixteen scholarships will be awarded in the 2013-2014 academic year. In the 2013-2014. Russia: Ten Russian students will be selected to receive the scholarship. USA: Ten scholarships will be awarded in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Duration: Scholarship is offered for up to three years. 

Value: Each Cargill Global Scholar will:
-Receive an annual scholarship award for up to three years, to help off-set any academic related expenses.
-Participate in a fully-funded three day leadership seminar during the first year of the program designed to enhance the scholars’ leadership skills ensuring that each participant’s full potential to effect change is reached at the culmination of the program.
-Have the opportunity to become one of five students from each country cohort to participate in a fully funded Global Leadership Program to be held at one of Cargill’s global locations. This activity will bring the top performing Cargill Global Scholars from around the world for a week-long seminar that will involve a series of experiential learning enrichment activities coupled with networking opportunities with Cargill executives.
-Be paired with a Cargill leader who will serve as a mentor over the duration of the program. The Cargill mentors will help the scholars identify short and long term academic and professional goals and will assist in reaching these goals through work shadowing and networking, face-to-face meetings and regular email and phone communication.
-Become a member of the Cargill Global Scholars alumni community. 

Selection Criteria: Preference will be given to applicants who:
-Demonstrate financial need
-Specialize in fields of study that are identified as preferred fields (see each country’s guidelines)
-Are from a disadvantaged or underrepresented group within their country 

Notification: Award winners will be announced in May 2014 (India, US and Brazil) and in June 2014 (Russia, China). 

Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Deadline: The application deadline is March 1, 2014.

Further Information: https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/scholarship/

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