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Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Launches 2021 Scholarship Application

Applications for the 2021 Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement scholarship program will be accepted through January 8, 2021.  

Westminster, MD – The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement will be awarding at least $100,000 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 application opened online on September 25, and the deadline for all applications and supporting materials is January 8, 2021. 

“This scholarship program is truly life-changing,” says Tony Ill, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. “The future of the agricultural industry is in our youth, and our scholarship program provides students looking to make an impact on ag with the opportunity to do so.”

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement’s scholarship program will award at least ten scholarships in 2021, each valued at $10,000. This program is open to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a two or four year educational program. All applicants must be planning to pursue a career in agriculture, and must reside within MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s five-state territory. 

“We encourage any eligible student to apply and share their agricultural story and aspirations with us,” adds Ill. “It’s not limited to those who want to be a farmer. There are many other sides of ag, like being a food nutritionist, soil scientist, veterinarian, or ag educator.” 

Applications are being accepted online now through January 8, 2021. For more information, please visit FCFoundationforAg.org or email info@FCFoundationforAg.org. Be sure to follow us on social media with the hashtag #OtherSideOfAg. 


About Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

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 are studying to pursue a career in agriculture and fit the eligibility requirements.