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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 March 15, 2020 and winners will be notified in April 2020.  

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!

The Mr. Emery Skelton Scholarship
In honor of a former longtime Southern AgCredit board member, Mr. Emery Skelton, 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.).  Preference will be given to a student from the Mississippi Delta region because of Mr. Skelton’s close ties to the Delta. 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 April 2020.

Application Forms

Simply download and complete the appropriate form below and return by March 15, 2020. Winners will be announced in April 2020.

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)
Southern AgCredit “Emery Skelton” Scholarship Application (Prospective or Current MSU Students)

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