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East Lansing, MI — GreenStone Farm Credit Services is accepting applications through Feb. 27 for its scholarship program. The cooperative will once again award up to $40,000 to incoming college freshmen pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.

Students attending a four-year college program can earn a $2,000 scholarship, while $1,000 awards will go to selected students attending a two-year college program.

To qualify, applicants must reside within the association's territory, which includes Michigan and select counties in northeastern Wisconsin; must be a full-time high school graduating senior; have at least a 3.0 grade point average; and plan to study an agriculture-related field. In addition, applicants should demonstrate participation and leadership in school, community and agricultural activities. Complete details are available within the scholarship application found online: bit.ly/17GreenStoneScholarship.

"Since 2010, GreenStone has presented $140,000 in undergraduate college scholarships to students who plan to make a positive impact on the agricultural community," said Dave Armstrong, GreenStone president and CEO. "We know the future of our industry resides in the youth of today, and these scholarships are a powerful way for GreenStone to help students achieve their dream of higher education and become agriculture's next generation of leaders."

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 27, and arrive at GreenStone's corporate office in East Lansing no later than March 6. Payment will be made after GreenStone receives a transcript identifying a successful completion of the first semester. For complete scholarship guidelines and the application, visit www.greenstonefcs.com/memberbenefits/Pages/ScholarshipsCommunitySupport.aspx.

GreenStone Farm Credit Services, based in East Lansing, Michigan, is Michigan and northeast Wisconsin's largest agricultural lender and the country's seventh largest association in the Farm Credit System. A member-owned cooperative, GreenStone owns and manages over $8 billion in assets and serves 24,000 members with 36 branch locations in Michigan and northeast Wisconsin. More information on GreenStone can be found at www.greenstonefcs.com.

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