Horizon Farm Credit’s Foundation for Agricultural Advancement will be awarding at least $100,000 in scholarships to students who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled and pursuing a career in agriculture at a college, university, or technical school. The applications are available online only from September 23, 2022 through January 6, 2023.
“We encourage any student who plans to work in the agriculture industry to apply for this scholarship,” says Laura Heilinger, Chairperson of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. “You do not need to plan on being a farmer to apply – this program also applies to what we like to call the ‘other side of ag’, encompassing teachers, mechanics, veterinarians, loan officers, or engineers.”
The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement’s scholarship program will award at least ten scholarships in 2023, each valued at $10,000. There will be two separate applications this year, one for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a two or four year educational program at a college or university, and another for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a technical school.
All applicants must be planning to pursue a career in agriculture, and must reside within Horizon Farm Credit’s 100-county territory in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia or in Washington D.C.
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