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Each year, scholarship funds are awarded to college-bound high school seniors who are pursuing agriculture-related curriculum and careers. Farm Credit Illinois demonstrates their commitment to the future of agriculture each year by presenting twenty-one $1,500 Agriculture Scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.
“Farm Credit is proud to invest in young people who have a passion for agriculture. We need the brightest of today’s youth to become tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” says Dave Owens, Farm Credit Illinois President & C.E.O. “The Agriculture Scholarship program promotes the positive opportunities of exploring careers in the agriculture industry – including production agriculture.” Scholarship selection is based upon a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment level to an agricultural career.
Eligible scholarship applicants must be high school seniors planning to enroll in a college or university during the fall semester of the academic year following their graduation and will be pursuing an agriculture-related academic major or career. Applicants must reside in one of the sixty central or southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Illinois.
NOTE: The 2014 Agriculture Scholarships application deadline was February 28, 2014. 2015 Agriculture Scholarship applications will be available online and through high school guidance offices in January 2015.
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