The Future of Agriculture
Depends on You.

We’ve Got 10,000 Reasons

Why You Should Study Agriculture

As part of Farm Credit’s centennial celebration, the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is kicking off a new scholarship program. We’ll be awarding 10 scholarships worth $10,000 each to students planning to pursue a career in agriculture.

Yes, you read that correctly – a total of $100,000 in scholarships will go directly to local students!

Not sure if you fit the bill? There’s more to agriculture than farming.

Check out our video to learn about the bright future that lies ahead for the ag industry, and find out if you could be part of the #OtherSideOfAg.


Interested In Applying?

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is offering scholarships to high school seniors or those currently enrolled in a two or four year higher education program, with plans to pursue a career in agriculture. This doesn’t have to mean you’re planning to be a farmer – this also includes food scientists, veterinarians, ag teachers, or maybe even a Farm Credit loan officer!

In order to be eligible, you must reside in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory, made up of the following states/counties: Delaware, Maryland (Baltimore, Carroll, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester), Pennsylvania (Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lebanon, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill), Virginia (Accomack, Clarke, Frederick, Northampton, Page, Shenandoah, Warren), or West Virginia (Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan).

Do you qualify? Applications will go live on September 29, 2017, and will be accepted through January 12, 2018.

*The application for this scholarship program will only be available online.

About the Foundation

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement was founded in 2015, as part of Farm Credit’s 2016 centennial celebration, and is funded by MidAtlantic Farm Credit. The founding board members wanted to create a lasting legacy, ensuring that the future of agriculture is a bright one.

With the United States Department of Agriculture estimating nearly 60,000 job openings in ag every year, a scholarship program is the perfect way to make such an impact – giving students planning to pursue a career in this ever-changing field an opportunity to make their dreams come true.