Farm Credit East, the Northeastís largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded $48,000 in college scholarships to 32 student recipients. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship to apply towards his or her higher education.
To apply, any individual pursuing a full-time, post high school education (this includes colleges and technical schools) during the upcoming fall semester who demonstrates, through their career plans, experience, program of study and extracurricular activities, significant progress toward and a clear intention for a career in agriculture, forestry or commercial fishing. An associates, bachelors or graduate degree, as well as technical school attendance, qualifies as post high school education.
Candidates for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the area served by Farm Credit East and plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.
Farm Credit East embraces human diversity in the world and within our own cooperative. To be considered for the Diversity Scholarship, a candidate must appropriately identify their racial/ethnic status on the application. It is not required however, that racial/ethnic status is divulged in order to be considered for a scholarship.