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SWGA Farm Credit announces new agriculture scholarships

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BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) –Members of the Southwest Georgia Farm Credit announced a new scholarship program Wednesday for seniors pursuing a career in agriculture.

Officials say the ag industry isn't just about farming. It can include business, science, and communications.

From now until March 1st, seniors may apply for one of four scholarships worth $2,000 each that will be awarded within the Association's 21-county territory.

"We'd be delighted if all four of them came from Bainbridge High," Bainbridge High School's Principal Tommie Howell told us. "We will be encouraging them to apply. We have some excellent students here. As do all of the 21 counties represented. But of course, we'll be rooting for the home crowd."

The four scholarships will be awarded to students who show a record of scholastic achievement and who, through their extracurricular activities, exemplify community spirit. High school seniors pursuing either a two- or four-year degree may apply.

Applicants must complete the scholarship application, provide a high school transcript showing grades, GPA and class rank. One essay will be required on the topic: "My Future: How I Plan to Strive for Excellence."

In addition, applicants will be required to provide two letters of recommendation from someone other than an immediate member of their family. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on overall achievement and accomplishments.

The application deadline is March 1, 2011. Students can visit SWGAFarmCredit.com for an application and additional information, or contact their high school's guidance office.

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