As agriculture continues to grow and evolve, we want students to be at the forefront of the industry, and grow with it.
Louisville, KY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011
A February 28 deadline is fast approaching for applications for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America (FCS) member-customer scholarship program.
FCS, a $17.5 billion agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, is offering scholarships to college students enrolled in agricultural and business programs. Thirty-six scholarships – ranging in value from $1,000 to $1,500 – will be awarded.
“Scholarships are a great way to invest in our community’s future,” said Ed Yanos, chair of the FCS board. “Our scholarships provides support for those pursuing careers in agriculture. As agriculture continues to grow and evolve, we want students to be at the forefront of the industry, and grow with it.”
The scholarships are available to members, their dependents and spouses of the ag lending cooperative. Scholarships will be awarded in April based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community involvement. To apply, go online to http://www.e-farmcredit.com and select Community, then Scholarships. Or call 1-800-444-3276 to talk the closest office about obtaining an application.
Farm Credit also awards over $60,000 in scholarships to students attending universities with ag colleges as well as the 4-H and FFA. Information on those scholarships can also be found on the organization’s website or by calling the universities or the state offices of the 4-H and FFA.