Students preparing for careers in agriculture have until March 31 to apply for scholarships through the Murray Wise Associates Foundation. "The news is full of stories about the challenges faced by students meeting the cost of a quality education, and we had a record number of applicants a year ago. We're looking forward to identifying the next group of worthy scholars who will benefit from these scholarships," said Murray Wise, chairman and CEO of Murray Wise Associates.

"I'm extremely proud of the seven seniors currently receiving scholarships who will graduate this year. That opens up opportunities to bring new scholars into the program." Eligible applicants include high school seniors accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university or community college in a course of study related to agriculture. Awards are for a minimum of $1,000 and may be renewed yearly for up to four years, provided certain conditions are met. Recipients are selected based on academic credentials, including class rank, grade point average and test scores.

"Because we are seeking to identify and help future leaders, we also look for those who have demonstrated leadership qualities, especially in agriculture and community-based extracurricular activities," said Wise. Individuals may download the application at or call 800-607-6888.

About Murray Wise Associates LLC
Murray Wise Associates LLC, headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, with additional offices in Florida, Idaho and Iowa, is a leading national agricultural real estate marketing and auction company. The company also manages farmland assets for individual clients in Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.