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Friday, January 17, 2014

Texas Farm Credit Scholarship Announcement

Texas Farm Credit has established an agricultural scholarship program in honor of Marsha Pyle Martin, a Paris, Texas native, who served as chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Farm Credit Administration until her death in 2000. Marsha was recognized as the first female senior executive in the Farm Credit System, serving as Vice President of the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, as well as the first woman to serve as director of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation. A lifelong advocate for farmers, ranchers, and rural America, Martin spent more than 30 years working in agriculture and agricultural finance. Each year, AgriLand is pleased to continue her legacy by offering post-secondary scholarships in Marsha’s name to future agricultural leaders. This year will mark our 14th Annual Scholarship Program.

Texas Farm Credit awards five, one-time scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. All scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, religion or sex.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients: 
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of the following:
  • Academic achievement and honors
  • Demonstration of leadership
  • Participation in school and community activities
  • Nomination letter
  • Statement of goals and aspirations

Application Process: In order to be eligible, student applicants must:
  • Reside inside of Texas Farm Credit’s territory (100 counties – see map in attached document)
  • Be nominated by a school guidance counselor, teacher, or administrator
  • Be accepted to a junior college, university or college
  • Declare an agricultural related field of study
  • Furnish an official high school grade transcript

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2014. Should you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact Wendy Swift with Texas Farm Credit at 903-617-5353 or via email at wswift@texasfcs.com .

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