Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement has announced the eighteen students who will each be awarded $10,000 to pursue their agricultural studies.

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement has announced the eighteen winners of their 2019 scholarship program. Ten thousand dollars will be awarded to each of the students for a total of $180,000 to pursue their careers in the agriculture industry. The recipients are:


Laura Antizzo of Ijamsville, Maryland, a senior at Urbana High School
Kaitlin Bell of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, a senior at Oxford Area High School
Ryan Bollinger of Frederick, Maryland, a senior at Frederick High School
Cahlen Cheatham of Myersville, Maryland, a sophomore at Tarleton State University
Nyah DeValle of Damascus, Maryland, a senior at Damascus High School
Emily Griswold of West Chester, Pennsylvania, attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Amanda Grube of Manheim, Pennsylvania, a sophomore at Penn State University
Giulianna Kukor of Frederick, Maryland, a freshman at Cornell University
Karalyn Lonngren of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Justin Petrie of Stephens City, Virginia, a freshman at Virginia Tech
Lesa Ransburg of Finksburg, Maryland, a senior at Westminster High School
Olivia Richart of North East, Maryland, a junior at Penn State University
Jamie Stephan of New Holland, Pennsylvania, a senior at Pequea Valley High School
Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman of Holtwood, Pennsylvania, a senior at Penn Manor High School
Lynne Thomas of Fallston, Maryland, a senior at North Harford High School
Andrew Toms of Walkersville, Maryland, attending the University of Baltimore School of Law
Nathaniel Vincent of Laurel, Delaware, a junior at Harvard University
Leslie Webb of Greenwood, Delaware, a senior at Lake Forest High School
"We are excited to award the winners of this year's scholarship program," says Dale Hershey, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. "The Board is confident in the futures of all eighteen students and the agriculture industry."

The non-profit Foundation was established in 2015 and is funded by participating association MidAtlantic Farm Credit. The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement's scholarship program awards scholarships valued at $10,000 to high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an advanced educational program. The applicants must be planning to pursue a career in agriculture and reside in a county within MidAtlantic Farm Credit's five-state territory.

"We received more than 100 applications again this year from students across our region, making the selection process a challenging one," adds Hershey. "I would encourage any student pursuing a career in agriculture to apply for our scholarship program this year."

For more information about the Foundation and scholarship program, please visit fcfoundationforag.org.

About Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement
The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is a $3M non-profit foundation formed in 2015, created to help advance the future of agriculture. The Foundation's scholarship program is open to all students residing in MidAtlantic Farm Credit's five-state territory who fit the eligibility requirements. The scholarship program was announced as part of Farm Credit's 100th anniversary, held in 2016.

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