June 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northwest Farm Credit Services Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients
SPOKANE, Wash. (June 20, 2018) – Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded 84 students from its five-state territory (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska) a total of $168,000 in scholarships. All scholarships are $2,000 each. See the list of scholarship winners.
Land Grant University Scholarships
Northwest FCS Land Grant University Scholarships support undergraduate students pursuing a degree in agricultural business, or related field of study, by providing two, $2,000 scholarships at each of the land grant universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Northwest FCS Minority scholarships support academic achievement and the advancement of diversity by awarding $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees in agriculture/finance/ business in the Northwest.
Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded to graduate school students who are enrolled in graduate-level courses and plan to use their education to make a positive impact in the rural community. Any career field or major is eligible. Scholarship winners are selected based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance and educational goals.
Scholarships are awarded to sons and daughters of Northwest FCS employees and customers and their employees who are graduating high school students or current college students attending classes in the fall of 2018. Any career field or major is eligible. Scholarship winners are selected based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance and educational goals.
Since the program began in 2007, Northwest FCS has awarded $1,068,500 in scholarships to 655 Northwest students. More information about student scholarships is available at Scholarship Programs.
About Northwest Farm Credit Services
Northwest FCS is an $11 billion financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System that supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Deb Strohmaier, Communications Specialist