The recipients of nearly $50,000 of scholarships to high school seniors throughout central and southern Illinois pursuing agriculture-related majors and future careers were announced last week by Farm Credit Illinois. FCI awarded 24 high school seniors a $2,000 agriculture scholarship; two are designated as Urban Agriculture Scholars.
This is the fourteenth year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program which has awarded more than $340,000 to 299 students since 2004. Scholarship selections are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment to an agricultural career.
“Farm Credit Illinois is proud to lend support to these young people who have a passion for agriculture and have been role models in their communities,” says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for FCI. “These scholars will positively shape the future of Rural America, in turn Helping Farm Families Succeed today and tomorrow.” [Read more…]