Any individual pursuing a full-time, post high school education 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, commercial fishing or a related field is eligible to apply.
An associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree, as well as technical school attendance, qualifies as post high school education.
Each candidate for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the eight-state territory served by Farm Credit East: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Candidates must also plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.
Usage and Distribution 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. 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.
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.
The 2024 scholarship deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024. Winners will be notified in May.