To continue supporting youth education in agriculture and ensure future generations have the knowledge necessary to be successful, GreenStone Farm Credit Services is awarding up to $40,000 in scholarships to incoming college freshmen pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.
Over the past decade, GreenStone has presented nearly $350,000 of financial assistance to agriculture’s next generation of leaders through the cooperative’s scholarship program. Incoming college freshman attending a four-year college program can earn a $2,000 scholarship, while $1,000 awards will go to selected students attending a two-year college program. Applications are now being accepted and must be received by February 28, 2021.
“The success of the next generation of agricultural leaders depends on the educational opportunities of youth today,” says Dave Armstrong, GreenStone President and CEO. “That’s why GreenStone is committed to providing financial support to students through our scholarship program to help cultivate future industry leaders.”
Scholarship applicants must reside within GreenStone’s territory, which includes Michigan and select counties in northeastern Wisconsin; must be a full-time high school graduating senior; have at least a 3.0 grade point average; and plan to study an agriculture-related field. In addition, applicants should demonstrate participation and leadership in school, community and agricultural activities.
Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2021.
For additional guidelines or to apply for the scholarship today, click here.