Industry Support

Scholarship Program


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.

Deadline Update

As students are faced with school closures and/or virtual classrooms for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year, Farm Credit East has revised our application deadline to Thursday, April 09. We hope this extension will help support students in these unprecedented times. 

Diversity Scholarship

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.

Other Details

Scholarships can be used to defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books and other academic charges. Payment will be made directly to the student in June 2019. Proof of college and photo of student suitable for publicity is to be submitted by hard copy before check will be issued. Scholarship award is merit-based.

If you have questions about the Farm Credit East Scholarship Program, please email them to

Applicant Information
Education & Career Choice
Please be descriptive of your career choice (i.e. farm owner/manager, logger, agri-business, large animal veterinarian, etc.)
Background, Experience & Extracurricular Activities

Please list items in each category below as appropriate, but do not repeat items in more than one category.

Diversity - Optional
By typing my name above, I hereby certify that the information I have provided in this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. Farm Credit East has my permission to use my name and picture in publicizing this program.