8th Annual Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program Facilitates Student Attendance at Ag Media Summit.

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is now accepting applications for its 2016 scholarship program providing financial assistance to National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) members. ACT is a national college student association with more than 350 members located on 17 college and university campuses across the country. ACT’s mission of fostering professional development is at the core of the Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program.

Now entering its eighth year, the 2016 Yamaha-ACT Scholarship Program offers $5,500 in awards to help students attend the annual Agricultural Media Summit (AMS), the largest gathering of ag media professionals in the country. The conference is hosted by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA), the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and the American Business Media Agri-Council. It is the premier career development and professional networking opportunity for ACT students each year.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with ACT and look forward to this scholarship program every year,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS marketing manager. “Yamaha’s focus on this program supports students seeking careers as agricultural communications professionals while spreading the message of safe, responsible use of ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles on farms, ranches and more.”

To give ACT members an opportunity to expand their portfolios and develop their professional skills, scholarship applicants are asked to create educational communication pieces focusing on safe and responsible ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) use in an ag setting.

Applications are judged based on merit, need and quality of submission materials by a review committee consisting of Yamaha representatives and members of the AAEA and LPC. The 2016 application process will run through the end of March and winners will be announced in late April. More information, guidelines and application materials are available to ACT members at www.nactnow.org.

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