One of five scholarship winners to claim $3,000 prize

by | Jan 29, 2019

EASTON, Md. — American Farm Publications Inc., the parent company of The Delmarva Farmer is again offering five, $1,500 scholarships for students who will be attending college in 2019. To get a printer-friendly application form, click here.
The scholarships are available to high school seniors and undergraduate college students who are studying for a career in agriculture and have maintained a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher at the student’s current respective learning institution.
Of the five students selected as 2019 scholarship winners, one will also receive an additional $1,500 award from Bruce Hotchkiss, founding editor of The Delmarva Farmer, from proceeds of the “Honoring a Legend” newspaper supplement published in March 2018.
Regional agriculture companies and organizations recognized Hotchkiss by advertising in the supplement and the funds were deemed by Hotchkiss to be used for scholarship.
Subsequent awards from the supplement funds also will be given out after the 2019 scholarship year.
Hotchkiss spent more than 40 years at the newspaper, taking what started as a monthly insert in a daily newspaper to an independent weekly publication with the mission of being the voice of the farmer for the Mid-Atlantic region.
He has described those years as “the most exciting and most gratifying in my 67 years in journalism.”
The scholarships are available to members of farm families, to those employed in an agriculture-related field and to those who are studying for a career in agriculture.
The scholarships are open to residents of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Applications will be available in issues of The Delmarva Farmer newspaper and available online at
To apply, students should fill out an application — postmarked by Wednesday, March 15 — with a current transcript and an original essay limited to 500 words discussing your decision to pursue an agricultural career.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact Sean Clougherty at 410-822-3965 or

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