Local agricultural lender, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, will be awarding $18,000 in academic scholarships to students across their five-state territory.

Westminster, MD (PRWEB) October 13, 2015

MidAtlantic Farm Credit will be awarding $18,000 in scholarships to those who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled as full-time students at a college, university, or technical school. The deadline for all applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2016.

“Since 2001, we’ve awarded over 150 scholarships to students in our community,” says Bob Frazee, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “We look forward to increasing that number and assisting a new group of bright, young students pursue their dreams of higher education.”

MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s scholarship program is open to high school students or students who are currently enrolled in a two or four year educational program. The applicants and/or their parents or guardians must be MidAtlantic Farm Credit customers to be eligible. The selections will be based on the applicant’s record of academic success and participation in extracurricular activities.

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Applications can be found online at mafc.com/scholarships.php or in any MidAtlantic Farm Credit office.

About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has nearly 10,500 members and approximately $2.3 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.

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