AgCarolina Farm Credit will be awarding $28,500 in scholarships to students who will be attending, or who are currently enrolled in, a North Carolina college, university, or community college. The deadline is approaching for the twenty-nine scholarships available from the cooperative. Children or grandchildren of the cooperative’s board of directors are not eligible for the scholarships, as well as children or grandchildren of the cooperative’s employees.
The application deadline is March 1st for the North Carolina State University and North Carolina State University Ag Institute scholarships. The application deadline for the University of Mount Olive, North Carolina A&T State University, At-Large, Community College, 4-H, and FFA scholarships is March 31.
Applications are available at www.agcarolina.com. To find applications and the criteria for each of the scholarships, click News, then Community, and then Scholarships. Information is also available by contacting any of the twelve branch offices of AgCarolina Farm Credit.
“Since 2005, we have awarded $290,910 in scholarship funds,” says AgCarolina President and CEO Dave Corum. “AgCarolina Farm Credit is committed to the mission of providing scholarship opportunities for the many gifted and talented students throughout eastern North Carolina. By investing these funds in our young people, we move forward with our goal to build up the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry.”
AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh. They are the leading provider of credit to farmers in central and eastern North Carolina. AgCarolina Farm Credit has over $1.4 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to nearly 3000 North Carolina farmers, agribusinesses, and rural landowners. Loans are made to finance land, homes, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestock and equipment, as well as other purposes. Credit life insurance, appraisal services, and leasing are also available through AgCarolina Farm Credit.
Contact: Linda Strickland
919-250-9500 ext 214