High School Scholarships Awarded
For Immediate Release
Nora Nolden, PR & Communications Consultant
[email protected] or (651) 245-6804
Compeer Financial Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors
$1,500 scholarships will be awarded to 120 students
Sun Prairie. Wis., (January 3, 2020) – The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, is offering 120 scholarships to students this year. High school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education and will study an agricultural field or have a rural background are encouraged to apply between now and March 16.
Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,500 for educational tuition expenses. Qualified applicants must live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, agricultural and community organization involvement and essays.
To date, the Fund has awarded 225 scholarships to graduating seniors, totaling $337,500
“It’s important to us to contribute to the future of agriculture in our communities,” said Karen Schieler, Senior Corporate Giving Specialist. “Our mission is to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. We see a bright future for agriculture in these students.”
Students can find the scholarship application at compeer.com. Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or submitted in person at a local Compeer Financial office. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 16.
About the Fund for Rural America
The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America is the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, structured to support Compeer Financial’s mission to enrich agriculture and rural America. Compeer Financial’s Board of Directors has dedicated one percent of annual net earnings to support the Fund’s focus areas of education, youth engagement, rural development and community enrichment, agricultural advocacy and development and cooperative innovatives . The fund is managed by a Board of Trustees, made up of members of the Compeer Financial Board of Directors and team members from across Compeer’s territory and departments. More information about opportunities available through the fund can be found at Compeer.com/giving-back.
About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $21.4 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.
Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Learn more about Compeer Financial’s scholarship program.