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NEW Scholarship Program with Farm Credit Mid-America

Farm Credit Mid-America announces the launch of our new College Leaders Scholarship Program. This is a two year program offering a total of $5,000 in scholarships funds directly to the college/university where the student is enrolled. Each year requires participation in a week of leadership development (called a Track) to receive the $2,500 funds for the following fall semester. Twenty students across our four state territory will be selected to participate in this program.

Each year will include a track of leadership development opportunities with both Farm Credit Mid-America staff, external partners and nationally recognized leadership development resources. Track 1 is scheduled for July 10-14, 2017.

• Track 1: Competent, Confident You introduces College Leaders to Farm Credit Mid-America and focuses on developing individual skills including: presentation boot camp, self-awareness workshops, networking events and connecting quickly with others.
• Track 2: Financial Savvy emphasizes Track 1 concepts and dives deeper into money and lending basics, customer networking and a learning experience on Wall Street in New York City.
Must be pursuing a four year agriculture related degree, transferring to a four year agriculture related degree program within the next year, or pursuing a graduate level agriculture related degree.
Must be attending a college or university within our four state territory (Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio).
Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Applications are currently accepted until November 15, 2016. I request you share this opportunity with students across the college of agriculture.

All questions should be directed to Dawn Melikant at