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First Pioneer Farm Credit Scholarship Program

For more information and application, please visit Farm Credit East website


Investing in Farm Credit East's Future
In 2011, Farm Credit East will award up to twenty-eight $1,500 scholarships to qualified students, including diversity scholarships. They look for students who are committed to having a career in agriculture, commercial fishing or the forest products industry. We make our decisions based on your essay, experience, course of study and extracurricular activities.


To apply, any individual pursuing a post high school education must demonstrate, through their career plans, experience, program of study and extracurricular activities, significant progress toward and a clear intention for a career in agriculture, forestry or commercial fishing. An associate's, bachelors, or graduate degree qualifies as post high school education.



Candidates for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the area served by Farm Credit East. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once. 


Be sure to follow directions carefully. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Application must be complete, accurate and received by 5:00pm on the deadline - April 15, 2011. Attention will be paid to correct spelling and grammar as well as sincere content demonstrating the applicant's committment to an agricultural career. Incomplete applications or applications with missing information will not be considered.




The deadline for the scholarship is April 15, 2011 at 5:00pm. Winners will be notified in June 2011.




Diversity Scholarship
Farm Credit East embraces human diversity in the world and within our own cooperative. To be considered for a diversity scholarship, a candidate must appropriately identify their racial/ethnic status on the application. It is not required however, that racial/ethnic status is divulged in order to be considered for a scholarship.





Other Details

Scholarships can be used to defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books and other academic charges. Payment will be made directly to the student in June 2011. Individuals that have previously received a scholarship from Farm Credit East or predecessor organizations are ineligible to a receive scholarship under this program. Proof of college and photo of student suitable for publicity to be submitted by hard copy before check will be issued. Please send to: Farm Credit East Scholarship Program, 240 South Road, Enfield, Conn. 06082. Scholarship award is merit-based.



If you have questions about the Farm Credit East Scholarship Program, please contact them directly here





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