2014 Scholarship Program

 
 

Investing in Farm Credit East's Future

Welcome to Farm Credit East's scholarship program. In 2014, Farm Credit East will award up to thirty-one $1,500 scholarships to qualified students, including diversity scholarships. We look for students who are committed to a career in agriculture and have demonstrated exceptional achievement. We make our decisions based on your essay, experience, course of study and extracurricular activities.

Eligibility

To apply, any individual pursuing a full-time, post high school education (this includes colleges and technical schools) during the fall 2014 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 fall of 2014. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.

Deadline

The 2014 Farm Credit East scholarship is now closed for applications. Winners for this year's scholarship will be notified in June 2014.

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 2014. 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.