Farm Credit Services of Mid-America (FCS) is giving away $100,000 in scholarships that will be made available to students enrolled in agricultural and business programs within its four state territory.
FCS is an $11 billion lending cooperative and serves farmers in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. Every year the cooperative offers $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students enabling them to pursue an education in finance, or an agriculture-related field of study.
The Scholarships they offer are
1 University Scholarship Program: Scholarships are provided to agriculture-related universities in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. The universities determine the deadline for submitting applications as well as the amount and payment schedule.
2 4-H / FFA Scholarship Program: 8 scholarships awarded to state FFA and 4-H programs in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
3 Farm Credit Scholarship Program: 18 scholarships for $2,000 each awarded to customer-members of Farm Credit, or children of customer-members.
In order to qualify candidates must
Have a good academic record, possess leadership qualities, and must be involved with the community,
Be a college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior or a graduating high school senior,
Be enrolled in the College of Agriculture or College of Business,
Have a cumulative grand point average of 3.0 or higher,
Have an agricultural background or agriculture related work experience, agriculture essay
Be a member or a child of a member of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
Employees or children of employees are not eligible to apply.