Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarship Program Continues Through December | New
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Farm Credit Mid-America is proud to offer financial support to college students entering a field of agricultural study. University College scholarships are awarded annually to individuals based on their academics, leadership qualities, community involvement, and passion for promoting agriculture. The application deadline for the 2022 school year is December 31, 2021.
College scholarships are just one of the many ways Farm Credit Mid-America invests in the future of farming and helps prepare today’s youth to become the farm leaders of tomorrow. Farm Credit Mid-America offers two scholarship options, the Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarship Program and the Farm Credit Mid-America Scholars Program.
“Our scholarships support the best and brightest agriculture-focused students in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee,” said Randy Barbee, manager of community investments at Farm Credit Mid-America. “We’re always looking for ways to strengthen communities and help young people get into farming or farming-related careers. Our stock exchanges provide opportunities for the agricultural workforce of tomorrow to grow and evolve in a growing and evolving industry.
The Client Farm Scholarship is awarded to the children or grandchildren of Farm Credit Mid-America clients. Each year, 36 students majoring in agriculture or pursuing a career related to agriculture or the rural community at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational school or business school receive scholarships of 1,500 $.
The Signature Farm Credit Mid-America Scholars Program is designed for sophomore and graduate students. It grants $ 5,000 in financial support over two academic years to 20 students each year. Additionally, Farm Credit Mid-America Fellows receive week-long learning and travel experiences focused on leadership development and financial education. This two-year student engagement demonstrates a living commitment to securing the future of rural communities and agricultural careers.
“Over the past five years, Farm Credit Mid-America has provided nearly $ 1 million in direct financial support to students pursuing careers focused on agriculture,” said Barbee. “In addition to financial support, our programs offer experiences that positively impact the professional careers of our academics and connect them with influential industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and others who can help them advance their budding careers. “
College-related students who qualify for a Farm Credit Mid-American scholarship are encouraged to apply before the deadline of December 31, 2021. The online application process takes less than 30 minutes and may require a resume and a letter of recommendation. To find out more about the scholarships or to apply, visit: www.e-farmcredit.com/scholarships.