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Scholarship Program

Apply for a Southern AgCredit Scholarship

Agriculture feeds the world – and its future lies in education. That’s why Southern AgCredit awards nearly $30,000 in scholarships annually to deserving high school and college students with interests in agriculture.

By fueling the fire of ag education with ag scholarships, Southern AgCredit seeks to ensure a healthier agricultural industry – and a healthier America.

Each applicant must be a current Southern AgCredit borrower, or a current borrower’s child, grandchild or spouse. The deadline for entry is May 1, 2019, and winners are typically notified in June.  

Selection Criteria

  • Scholarship: measured by grades and transcripts (5 points)
  • Leadership: measured by involvement in student government, civic and church groups (10 points)
  • Extracurricular Activities: measured by participation in sports, school and community organizations, as well as work experience (10 points)
  • Essay: measured by content and message (25 points)

Available Scholarships

Southern AgCredit Millennium Scholarships
Each Spring, Southern AgCredit will award up to 20 “Grand Achievement” scholarships in the amount of $1,000 apiece to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an institution of higher education within the next year. Apply Now

Southern AgCredit Grand Achievement Scholarships
Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students entering or in their sophomore, junior or senior year. To be eligible, students must be majoring in Agriculture (e.g. Ag Economics, Ag Business, etc.) at a Mississippi or Louisiana based institution.  Applicants for this scholarship must not have won a previous Southern AgCredit scholarship. Apply Now

The Mr. Jimmie Dick Carter Scholarship
In honor of a former longtime Southern AgCredit board member, Mr. Jimmie Dick Carter, one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends, or is planning to attend Mississippi State University. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or current MSU students majoring in Agriculture or a related field (e.g. Ag Economics, Ag Business, etc.). Apply Now

Details & Eligibility

Each applicant must be a child, grandchild or spouse of a current Southern AgCredit borrower (or be a borrower themselves). Children or grandchildren of the Southern AgCredit Board of Directors or employees are not eligible to apply. Scholarship winners will be selected based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance, educational goals and financial needs. All scholarship winners will be announced in May.

Application Forms

Simply download and complete the appropriate form below and return by May 1, 2019. Winners will be announced in June.

Southern AgCredit Millennium Scholarship Application (High School Students)
Southern AgCredit Grand Achievement Scholarship Application (College Students)
Southern AgCredit “Jimmie Dick Carter” Scholarship Application (Prospective or Current MSU Students)