FAIRFAX, Va. -- ExxonMobil is offering the Mobil Delvac Agricultural Scholarships program for the fourth consecutive year, providing $4,000 scholarships to three students pursuing a college degree at an accredited U.S. agricultural school.

Scholarship winners will be selected from responses to one of two essay categories or the photo/graphic category centered on this year's theme of "Maximizing the Efficiency and Performance of Farm Equipment."

"ExxonMobil has long been recognized for its leadership in education," said Vernon Solis, commercial vehicle lubricants advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties. "Continuation of the Mobil Delvac Agricultural Scholarship program is another example of that commitment to education and to our support for the future of U.S. agriculture.

"Each year the program has generated significant interest from college students and agriculture professors, as evidenced by the number of insightful entries received from students across the nation," Solis said. "As we begin our fourth year, we are proud that Mobil Delvac Agriculture Scholarships have been awarded to 11 students from 10 different universities in 10 different states."

Judged by a panel of agriculture industry experts, submissions for the Mobil Delvac Agricultural Scholarship can be entered in one of three categories:

  • Essay 1:
    The Mobil Delvac brand was introduced 80 years ago and has clearly withstood the tests of time. Is there a correlation between equipment longevity and farm longevity?

  • Essay 2:
    The Mobil Delvac brand was introduced 80 years ago. Were equipment maintenance decisions any more critical in that era that they are today?

  • Photo/Graphic:
    Submit an original photo or drawing, along with 100 words or less, depicting a result of effective equipment maintenance.

  • The deadline for application is August 1, 2006. Applications must be submitted to ExxonMobil CVL Marketing, 3225 Gallows Road, Room 6C-0420, Fairfax, VA 22037.

    For applications, official rules and more information for this year's Mobil Delvac Agricultural Scholarship program, visit www.mobil.com/agri.

    SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation via Business Wire.