Farm Credit announces scholarship program for students pursuing agriculture-related degrees

Agricultural lender Farm Credit Mid-America announced the launch of its annual scholarship program for students studying agriculture or pursuing rural community related careers.
Scholarships valued at $1,500 will be awarded through the organization’s Customer Agricultural Scholarship Program, which is available to Farm Credit customers, their children or grandchildren.
“Scholarships are a way for us to demonstrate our commitment to help prepare and develop future leaders in agriculture. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, we want to help make sure the next generation of leaders is at the forefront of the industry,” says Brent Ditmars, regional vice president.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities, community involvement and an essay on the applicant’s passion of agriculture. Applications can be submitted online at through Jan. 31, 2018.
In addition to the Customer Agricultural Scholarship Program, Farm Credit recently launched a College Leaders Scholarship program, a two-year program that includes scholastic support as well as travel and educational experiences. Farm Credit also partners with universities and other youth development organizations to offer scholastic support.


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