Farm Credit Services of Mid-America – a $17.5 billion agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers and rural America in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee – is allocating more than $100,000 in scholarships to students studying agriculture and other business related majors during 2012.
In addition to offering scholarships through the 4-H and FFA and several universities across the association’s four-state territory, Farm Credit will be awarding 42 scholarships to FCS members or children of members who are attending college. The values of the FCS scholarships are between $1,000 and $1,500 and are awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community involvement.
“We offer scholarships to youth as a way to demonstrate our commitment to help prepare them for tomorrow’s world. As agriculture continues to grow and evolve, we want to make sure that the next generation of rural community leaders are at the forefront of the industry, and grow with it,” said George Stebbins, chair of the Farm Credit Services of Mid-America board.
FCS Scholarships are available to customers, their dependents and spouses of the ag lending cooperative. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2012. To apply, go online to www.e-farmcredit.com and click on Community, then Scholarships to download the application. You may also call 1-800-444-3276 to talk the local office about obtaining an application.
If you are interested in applying for the university scholarships or the scholarships offered through the state offices of the 4-H and FFA, you can find contact information on www.e-farmcredit.com – click on Community, then Scholarships. The deadlines for those scholarships are generally early spring, but vary based on location.