MidAtlantic Farm Credit Names 2016 Scholarship Recipients

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Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, announced the names of the students who will receive a combined total of $18,000 in college scholarships.

Tom Truitt, President and CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit

It was a difficult choice, but these students have bright futures ahead of themselves, and we’re proud to be able to help them achieve their goal of receiving a college degree.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit has selected the twelve students who will receive a combined total of $18,000 in college scholarships. The recipients reside within the five states MidAtlantic Farm Credit serves.

This year’s scholarship recipients are: Jared Arkfeld of Clearbrook, Virginia (son of Eric and Susan Arkfeld); Brittany Balmer of Manheim, Pennsylvania (daughter of Dale and Sharon Balmer); David Bassler of New Windsor, Maryland (son of Ralph and Stacey Bassler); Jacqueline Bauer of Dayton, Maryland (daughter of Ricky and Leslie Bauer); Bethany Gochenour of Lebanon Church, Virginia (daughter of Jeff and Kim Gochenour); Stephanie Harding of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania (daughter of Steven and Krista Harding); Courtney McClyment of Queenstown, Maryland (daughter of Scott and Dawn McClyment); Michaela Raines of Gore, Virginia (daughter of Ronald and Vickie Raines); Jonathon Simpson of Lebanon, Pennsylvania (son of Bill and Karen Simpson); Nathaniel Vincent of Laurel, Delaware (son of Raymond and Teresa Vincent); Kerri Virtz of Westminster, Maryland (daughter of Paul and Cathy Virtz); and Amy Wilber of Delmar, Maryland (daughter of Gary and Melanie Wilber).

“Each year, the applicants to our scholarship program prove to be among the best and brightest,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “It was a difficult choice, but these students have bright futures ahead of themselves, and we’re proud to be able to help them achieve their goal of receiving a college degree.”

MidAtlantic Farm Credit offers scholarships to high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a two or four year program. To be eligible, the applicants or their parents or guardians must be members of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. The selections are based on both the applicant’s academic success and extracurricular activity participation.

The scholarships will be awarded during the Annual Stockholder Meetings taking place April 5-7. For more information about the scholarship program, please visit mafc.com/scholarships.php.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has over 10,600 members and almost $2.4 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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