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Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement has announced the eighteen 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 eighteen winners of their 2019 scholarship program. Ten thousand dollars will be awarded to each of the students for a total of $180,000 to pursue their careers in the agriculture industry. The recipients are:
 
  • Laura Antizzo of Ijamsville, Maryland, a senior at Urbana High School
  • Kaitlin Bell of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, a senior at Oxford Area High School
  • Ryan Bollinger of Frederick, Maryland, a senior at Frederick High School
  • Cahlen Cheatham of Myersville, Maryland, a sophomore at Tarleton State University
  • Nyah DeValle of Damascus, Maryland, a senior at Damascus High School
  • Emily Griswold of West Chester, Pennsylvania, attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Amanda Grube of Manheim, Pennsylvania, a sophomore at Penn State University
  • Giulianna Kukor of Frederick, Maryland, a freshman at Cornell University
  • Karalyn Lonngren of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Justin Petrie of Stephens City, Virginia, a freshman at Virginia Tech
  • Lesa Ransburg of Finksburg, Maryland, a senior at Westminster High School
  • Olivia Richart of North East, Maryland, a junior at Penn State University
  • Jamie Stephan of New Holland, Pennsylvania, a senior at Pequea Valley High School
  • Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman of Holtwood, Pennsylvania, a senior at Penn Manor High School
  • Lynne Thomas of Fallston, Maryland, a senior at North Harford High School
  • Andrew Toms of Walkersville, Maryland, attending the University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Nathaniel Vincent of Laurel, Delaware, a junior at Harvard University
  • Leslie Webb of Greenwood, Delaware, a senior at Lake Forest High School
 
“We are excited to award the winners of this year’s scholarship program,” says Dale Hershey, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. “The Board is confident in the futures of all eighteen students and the agriculture industry.”
 
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.
 
“We received more than 100 applications again this year from students across our region, making the selection process a challenging one,” adds Hershey. “I would encourage any student pursuing a career in agriculture to apply for our scholarship program this year.”
 
For more information about the Foundation and scholarship program, please visit 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 fit the eligibility requirements. The scholarship program was announced as part of Farm Credit’s 100th anniversary, held in 2016.