Farm Credit scholarship deadline is March 1, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

High school seniors interested in pursuing a career path in agriculture are encouraged to note the deadline for Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s scholarship program, which provides $8,000 in scholarship money to selected students in the 21 counties served by the Association. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2012.

Students may be pursuing a career path in accounting, agriculture sciences, animal biology, chemistry, communications, finance, etc. Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who show a record of scholastic achievement and who, through their extracurricular activities, exemplify community spirit. High school seniors pursuing either a two- or four-year degree may apply.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application, provide a high school transcript showing grades, GPA and class rank. One essay will be required on the topic: “My Hopes and Dreams for Rural America.”

In addition, applicants will be required to provide two letters of recommendation from someone other than an immediate member of their family. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on overall achievement and accomplishments.

Students can visit www.swgafarmcredit.com for an application and additional information, or contact their high school’s guidance office.

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