More than $35,000 of scholarships were awarded to high school seniors throughout central and southern Illinois pursuing agriculture-related majors and future careers by Farm Credit Illinois. FCI awarded 24 high school seniors a $1,500 agriculture scholarship and two were designated as Urban Agriculture Scholars.
This is the thirteenth year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program which has awarded nearly $300,000 to 274 student 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,” says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for Farm Credit Illinois. “This year’s scholarship recipients have bright futures as tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture.”