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AgCarolina offers college scholarships

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From Contributed Reports

Friday, January 19, 2018

Twenty-nine college scholarships are available from AgCarolina Farm Credit and will be awarded in the coming months.

College scholarships are one component of The Fund for Rural NC, AgCarolina Farm Credit’s corporate-giving program. Ag loans, special loan programs, educational seminars, grant funds and financial sponsorships to help young and beginning farmers succeed are also provided by the agricultural lender.

Students who are enrolled in an agricultural related degree at N.C. State University may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships. Recipients must be children or grandchildren of customers of AgCarolina Farm Credit. Students must apply directly to N.C. State. Applications are due by Feb. 15.

In addition, five $750 scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in the Ag Institute at N.C. State University. Recipients must be children or grandchildren of an AgCarolina customer. Students must apply directly to N.C. State. Applications are due by Feb. 15.

Two $1,000 scholarships are available to students enrolled at the University of Mount Olive. Recipients must be pursuing a degree within the agriculture industry, reside within AgCarolina’s territory and be the child or grandchild of an AgCarolina member. Applications are due by March 31.

Four $500 FFA scholarships are available to FFA members who are high school seniors, along with two $1,000 scholarships to students attending N.C. A&T State University. Recipients must be residents of Eastern North Carolina. Applications are due by March 31.

Four $1,000 at-large college scholarships will be awarded to recipients who are attending or plan to attend a four-year college or university within North Carolina. The at-large scholarships are non-degree specific and recipients must be the children or grandchildren of customers of AgCarolina Farm Credit. The deadline for applications is March 31.

“The education of young people in eastern North Carolina has always been a priority of our cooperative,” said Dave Corum, AgCarolina’s president and CEO. “Through these scholarships, AgCarolina reveals the emphasis we place on higher education and creating opportunities for young people.”

AgCarolina Farm Credit is a farmer-owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh and is 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 3,000 North Carolina farmers.

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