Deadline approaching for AgCarolina Farm Credit scholarships

The scholarships deadline is approaching for AgCarolina Farm Credit. 

[Raleigh, NC] – The deadline for submitting applications for AgCarolina Farm Credit’s North Carolina A&T, University of Mount Olive, At-Large, 4-H, FFA, and community college scholarships is March 31, 2020.   

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

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.

Two $2,000 scholarships to students attending North Carolina 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 4-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. 

Five $750 Community College scholarships will be awarded to recipients who are attending or plan to attend a community college within North Carolina.  Applicants must be a child or a grandchild of an AgCarolina Farm Credit member.  The deadline for applications is March 31. 

Four $500 FFA scholarships are available to FFA members who are high school seniors and two $500 scholarships will be awarded to recipients who are members of 4-H with plans to continue their education at a four-year North Carolina college or university.  Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an AgCarolina Farm Credit member.  The deadline for applications is March 31. 

Applications for the At-Large, community college, FFA, and 4-H scholarships are available via AgCarolina’s website. 

“Our cooperative places a great emphasis on educating young people in eastern North Carolina,” says Dave Corum, AgCarolina’s President and CEO. “Through these scholarships, AgCarolina continues to show our belief that higher education can help create opportunities for young people.”

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 3,300 North Carolina farmers.  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. Branch locations are in Ahoskie, Elizabeth City, Greenville, Halifax, La Grange, Louisburg, New Bern, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Swan Quarter, and Williamston.

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