Farm Credit Services of America announces twelve $2,000 scholarships will be available to young people planning a career in agriculture for 2006-2007 academic year. The scholarships will be given to juniors or seniors studying at land grant universities in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
"Investing in the education of tomorrow's producers and leaders is critical to the future of rural America," states Neil Olsen, FCSAmerica executive vice president. "Offering these scholarships is just one of the ways in which we are helping to prepare and develop tomorrow's agricultural professionals."
Students interested in applying for an FCSAmerica scholarship must be college juniors or seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. They must also be enrolled in the College of Ag with course work emphasis in Agribusiness or Economics, or enrolled in the College of Business Administration with course work emphasis in Agribusiness, Finance, Accounting, or Economics. The schools are Iowa State University, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, South Dakota State University or University of Wyoming.
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Qualifying applicants must also have an ag background or work related experience in agriculture.
Information on the program, including how to apply and application deadlines can be found on the company's Web site at www.fcsamerica.com. College scholarships are just one facet of FCSAmerica's multi-faceted Young and Beginning Producer Program. FCSAmerica also provides ag loans, Youth in Agriculture loans, business education reimbursement and educational and financial sponsorships to help young and beginning producers succeed.
Farm Credit Services of America is dedicated to financing the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With 68,000 customers and assets of more than $9 billion, FCSAmerica is one of the largest providers of credit and insurance services for farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.