NORMAL, Ill. — 1st Farm Credit Services will offer
24 scholarships worth $1,500 each to graduating high school seniors to further
their education in an agriculture- or rural life-related field of study.
The First Choice Agriculture Scholarship is for graduating high
school seniors who have been accepted into an agriculture or
agriculture-related curriculum at a university, college or community college
and either reside or attend high school within 1st Farm Credit Services’
Agriculture-related fields include those that would contribute to
the quality of rural life for people living in rural areas or for those who
want to return to a rural area to work in any field.
Selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement,
community and agricultural youth organization involvement and brief essays.
Applicants will be judged by a panel of independent agribusiness, education,
youth and farm organization leaders.
Qualifying students may obtain an application online at
www.1stfarmcredit.com or through a local 1st Farm Credit Services office. The
deadline to apply is Feb. 17.