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The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement has announced the fifteen students who will each be awarded $10,000 to pursue their agricultural studies.

Westminster, MD – The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement has announced the fifteen winners of their 2020 scholarship program. Ten thousand dollars will be awarded to each of the students for a total of $150,000 to pursue their careers in the agriculture industry. The recipients are:

  • Ashley Abuelhawa from Mt. Airy, Maryland
  • Todd Allen from Jefferson, Maryland
  • Shoshana Brody from Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nathan Brubaker from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
  • Marie Bryant from Manheim, Pennsylvania
  • Maci Carter from Harrington, Delaware
  • James Dietrich from Hegins, Pennsylvania
  • Stephon Fitzpatrick from Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Emma Hockman from Maurertown, Virginia
  • Amy Middleton from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lesa Ramsburg from Finksburg, Maryland
  • Courtney Schrader from Earleville, Maryland
  • Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman from Holtwood, Pennsylvania
  • Lynne Thomas from Fallston, Maryland
  • Abigail West from Frankford, Delaware

“We are so proud of the fifteen students who were selected to receive a scholarship,” says Walt Hopkins, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. “The talent and determination displayed in these applications amazed all of the judges. We are very confident in the future of agriculture with these bright students leading the way.”

The non-profit Foundation was established in 2015 and is funded by participating association MidAtlantic Farm Credit. The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement’s scholarship program awards scholarships valued at $10,000 to high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an advanced educational program. The applicants must be planning to pursue a career in agriculture and reside in a county within MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s five-state territory.

“With more than 100 applications submitted this year, the competition was high,” adds Hopkins. “I encourage everyone to apply again next year if they qualify and to keep pursuing their dreams. Careers in agriculture are abundant and important to support the industry.”

For more information about the scholarship and other Foundation programs, please visit

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is a $5.7M non-profit foundation formed in 2015, created to help advance the future of agriculture. The Foundation’s scholarship program is open to all students residing in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s five-state territory who fit the eligibility requirements. The scholarship program was announced as part of Farm Credit’s 100th anniversary, held in 2016.