Industry Support

Scholarship Program

Eligibility

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, commercial fishing or a related field. 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’s seven state territory: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. and plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.

Deadline

The 2021 scholarship application closed on April 1. Winners will be notified in May.

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 2021. 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 specialoffers@farmcrediteast.com.