Fred G. Bond Scholarships for Students Interested in Tobacco
The Fred G. Bond Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships for two- or four-year undergraduate students or for graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State University. Transfer students are also eligible once enrolled in CALS. Recipients must be planning to pursue careers in the tobacco industry—specializing in tobacco farming, in corporate or university tobacco research, or in Extension work relating to tobacco production.
Undergraduate applicants from tobacco farms in the southeastern United States have priority in the selection of Bond Scholarship recipients. Scholarships will be awarded to in-state students ($1,500 per year) and out-of-state students ($3,000 per year) and continue as long as the student maintains a “B” average.
The Bond Scholarships are in memory of Fred G. Bond, who served the tobacco industry for 43 years, including 23 years as chief executive officer of the Flue-Cured Cooperative Stabilization Corporation. During his distinguished career, Bond represented flue-cured tobacco growers in the six flue-cured tobacco-growing states in many critical situations, and he provided leadership to numerous tobacco industry, civic, and local political boards and organizations.
Students accepted or continuing in the college’s two- or four-year undergraduate program or in the graduate program are sent a letter containing the following statement:
The College’s scholarship program is a part of our commitment to attract outstanding students. College scholarships are available to entering students based on academic merit as well as financial need. In order to be considered for academic merit scholarships, you need only complete and return a scholarship application, which is available from the Academic Programs Office. Call 919-515-2614. There is no special application form for the Bond Scholarship, and students with interest should mention “tobacco” in their generic scholarship application.
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Much of the research and extension information contained in this publication was funded by the grower-supported North Carolina Tobacco Research Commission. Funding is awarded annually to tobacco faculty at NC State University based on the present and future needs of the tobacco industry. Tobacco growers have the opportunity to continue their support of this important program through a referendum every six years. The last referendum, held in November 2021, was approved by 94% of the voters. For more information, contact the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, NC State University, Box 7643, Raleigh, NC 27695-7643, or call 919-515-2717.
The printing of the 2023 Flue-Cured Tobacco Guide is supported totally by a grant from the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation Inc. The Foundation also receives contributions and provides funds to supplement public appropriations for quality research and extension programs at NC State University for the benefit of the entire tobacco industry. For more information, write to Sonia Murphy, President, North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695-7645, or call 919-515-2000.
2022 Contributors to the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc. Tobacco Enhancement Fund
- East Carolina Tobacco Contractors, Inc.
- Yara North America Inc.
- U.S. Tobacco Cooperative Inc.
- Independent Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.
- Agri Supply Company
- Farm Credit Associations of NC
- Harvey's Fertilizer & Gas
Publication date: Jan. 10, 2023
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