Established by the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) in 1993 and adopted by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) in 2004, AAEA scholarships are made possible in part by CoBank, AgCareers.com and the Past President's Scholarship Fund through a grant from the Professional Improvement Foundation, and are awarded to outstanding members of ACT for their achievements in leadership, career-related experiences, academics and service.
Dr. Jim Evans Scholarship
The top AAEA/ACT scholarship given each year is “The Jim Evans Scholarship.” Dr. Evans has had a tremendous impact on the establishment and growth of agricultural communications programs, and serves as a mentor for hundreds of former and present students. Anyone who meets and visits with Jim comes away with renewed enthusiasm for our industry and a great appreciation for everything he has done for our profession. The recipient is recognized for “excellence in academics and leadership, and for exemplifying the dedication and commitment of the outstanding individual for whom this award is named.” Check back for applications in the fall!