Skyland Grain gives $20,000 to PCC for student scholarships

18 October 2019

Pratt Community College received a $20,000 check from Skyland Grain, LLC to go towards scholarships for students. Skyland Grain, a program partner for the Crop Application certificate for nearly four years, has offered an occupational workforce program in conjunction with the Agriculture and Ag Power technical programs at PCC. Students have the opportunity to earn a Crop Applicator certificate and receive scholarship dollars to help cover tuition, books and more.

“Skyland Grain is proud to extend this check towards the Crop Application program at Pratt Community College,” said Aaron Murphy Relationship Manager. “We know that there is a need in the industry for qualified professionals and these scholarship dollars will help those students who want to be a part of that industry.”

Students can earn up to $600 per semester by enrolling in the Crop Application certificate program while also enrolled in any other associate’s degree program at PCC. The certificate program takes one year to complete and students work closely with PCC instructors and industry professionals at Skyland Grain to earn their Commercial Pesticide Applicator License upon completion of the program.

Crop Application student, Clay Rolf, began the program this year and says the scholarship and curriculum are the reasons he chose PCC and the applicator program.

“As a student, scholarships help determine where to go to school. A lot of students will have to work a job as well as take a lot of credit hours,” said Clay Rolf, Skyland Grain scholarship recipient. “Knowing that there is money involved helps you make your decision as to where you want to go.”

Skyland Grain also offers their own scholarship for college students upon high school graduation. Students can earn up to $1,000 per year. To find out more about Skyland Grain scholarships visit their website

In addition Skyland Grain gives opportunities to college students who want to use what they have learned from their Agriculture or Business programs and apply it in the real world through paid internships. Each summer Skyland Grain offers multiple internship jobs to college students entering their second, third and fourth years of college in multiple areas of their business including Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, General Agriculture and Animal Sciences.

To learn more about the Crop Application certificate program at PCC and how you can apply for admission visit The PCC scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year is open. Students can submit their scholarship application at

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