In July, Wells Fargo awarded a $30,000 grant to the Western Growers Foundation to establish a scholarship fund for agtech startups. The application period for the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology® (WGCIT) Scholarship Program officially opened today.
This is arguably the first scholarship program of its kind in that it provides the winner with residence at one of the country’s premier agtech incubators designed to assist start-up companies who are developing agricultural technologies.
Each scholarship will underwrite the cost of a “hot desk” (non-reserved workstation) or defray the costs of a desk within the WGCIT for one year, and recipients will receive all the benefits of being a Western Growers’ member and resident of the Center. Scholarships are open to any individual or company that is working on ideas or technology that will assist the fresh fruit, nut and vegetable industry to produce more food using fewer inputs and with less waste. For scholarship requirements and information on how to apply, click here.
Western Growers Foundation will grant up to 10 scholarships, each worth up to $3,000. Read the press release for full details on the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology® Scholarship Program.
Contact Hank Giclas at (949) 885-2205 for additional information or questions.