Source: Farm Credit Foundation news release
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.
“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.