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WTAMU Student Named Future Leaders Forum Scholarship Winner
May 22, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Student Named Future Leaders Forum Scholarship Winner

CANYON, Texas—Sushil Thapa, a doctoral student in the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering at West Texas A&M University, is one of 12 students from across the United States selected as a 2013 Future Leaders Forum Scholarship winner by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) 

Thapa and the other 11 Future Leaders will participate in the 2013 AIARD Annual Conference and Future Leaders Forum June 2-5 in Washington, D.C. The students were selected from a field of 68 applicants nationwide, and the scholarships will help fund their participation at the annual event.

Selection was based on academic merit, international experience, goals and interests. The scholarships are available to enhance and encourage a student’s understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. The 12 students will participate in the AIARD annual conference and the Future Leaders Forum as well as visits to various companies, agencies and organizations involved in international agriculture and rural development.

Of the 12 winners, Thapa and Christopher Bielecki of Texas A&M University, are the only two representing Texas universities. Other schools represented include Washington State University, University of Georgia, Penn State, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin Ohio State and UC Davis.


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