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Irrigation Foundation Accepting Applications for Irrigation E3 Program

Deadline Is Sept. 26

FALLS CHURCH, VA (Sept. 8, 2014) — The Irrigation Foundation is now accepting nominations and applications for its Irrigation E3 Program. E3 provides students and faculty with exposure, experience and education in the irrigation industry. Student and faculty applications are due Friday, Sept. 26. 

Students must be nominated by an instructor. E3 learners should collaborate with their instructors to complete the nomination package, but the instructor must submit the completed materials. The package should include:
  • Completed application
  • Current student resume
  • Unofficial college transcript
A selection committee will choose a minimum of eight students to receive all expenses-paid-trips to the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference in Phoenix. At the show, E3 learners will participate in education classes, industry sessions and networking events.
Irrigation instructors from a U.S. institution of higher learning can also apply to be Irrigation E3 leaders. The Foundation offers travel assistance grants to help send selected leaders to the Irrigation Show. The application package should include:
  • Completed application
  • Travel grant assistance request
  • Letter of support from a department head
Grants will be distributed based on availability, with preference given to faculty members who are receiving partial assistance from their school.
For more program details, visit or contact IA Foundation Manager Janine Sparrowgrove (; 703.536.7080).