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FARM CREDIT FOUNDATION FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVANCEMENT LAUNCHES 2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Applications for the 2019 Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement scholarship program will be accepted through January 11, 2019.
Westminster, MD – The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement will be awarding a total of $150,000 in scholarships to students who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled as full-time students at a college, university, or technical school, pursuing a career in agriculture. The deadline for all applications and supporting materials is January 11, 2019.
“Our scholarship program continues to grow each year with more opportunities for students pursuing a career in agriculture,” says Dale Hershey, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. “We received applications from more than 120 talented students last year. It made the selection process a tough one, but I have no doubt the future of agriculture is in great hands.”
The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement’s scholarship program will award fifteen scholarships in 2019, each valued at $10,000. This program is open to high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a two or four year educational program. All applicants must be planning to pursue a career in agriculture. This includes students wanting to go into production agriculture, as well as those planning to be educators, veterinarians, engineers, economists, or another profession within the industry. Applicants must reside in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s five-state territory.
“The agriculture industry has a bright future ahead based on the passion of our current students,” says Hershey. “This Foundation was formed with the intent of ensuring the industry thrives for the future generations. As a farmer myself, that makes me immensely proud. I encourage all those eligible for this scholarship to apply. We’d love to help you pursue your dream of working in agriculture.”
Applications are being accepted online now through January 11, 2019. For more information, please visit FCFoundationforAg.org or email info@FCFoundationforAg.org.
About Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement
The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is a $3M 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 are studying to pursue a career in agriculture and fit the eligibility requirements.