Less than two weeks remain for high school juniors and seniors to enter the National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship contest. Entry forms are due Oct. 15. Students from the six rice-growing states of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas are eligible.

The NRM scholarships are awarded to students who conduct outstanding rice promotional programs during the month of September. The campaigns are judged on their creativity and impact in promoting U.S.-grown rice and National Rice Month.

Three scholarship prizes totaling $8,500 will be awarded. The grand prize is a $4,000 scholarship and a trip for the winner and a chaperone to attend the scholarship presentation on Dec. 10 at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in New Orleans. The second-place winner will receive $3,000 and the third-place winner will receive $1,500.

Entries must provide details of the promotion — including, but not limited, to a full description, photos, sample promotional materials, and pre- and post- event publicity. Remember to complete and sign your entry form before submitting your application.

Winners will be notified by Nov. 10. For more details, visit the USA Rice Federation NRM Scholarship Web page.