Farm Credit Services of Mid-America (FCS) is giving away $100,000 in scholarships that will be made available to students enrolled in agricultural and business programs within its four state territory.
FCS is an $11 billion lending cooperative and serves farmers in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. Every year the cooperative offers $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students enabling them to pursue an education in finance, or an agriculture-related field of study.
The Scholarships they offer are
1 University Scholarship Program: Scholarships are provided to agriculture-related agriculture essay universities in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. The universities determine the deadline for submitting applications as well as the amount and payment schedule.
2 4-H / FFA Scholarship Program: 8 scholarships awarded to state FFA and 4-H programs in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
3 Farm Credit Scholarship Program: 18 scholarships for $2,000 each awarded to customer-members of Farm Credit, or children of customer-members.
In order to qualify candidates must
Have a good academic record, possess leadership qualities, and must be involved with the community,
Be a college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior or a graduating high school senior,
Be enrolled in the College of Agriculture or College of Business,
Have a cumulative grand point average of 3.0 or higher,
Have an agricultural background or agriculture related work experience,
Be a member or a child of a member of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
Employees or children of employees are not eligible to apply.
Interested candidates are required to submit an essay on how they plan to use their major in their chosen career and present their bio information at an FCS Customer Appreciation Event.