Compeer Financial's cooperate giving arm Fund for Rural America is offering 120 scholarships for high school seniors. High school seniors planning on pursuing a post secondary education in an agricultural field or have a rural background are encouraged to apply. The deadline is March 16, 2020. Each recipient will receive $1,500 for educational tuition expenses.

To be eligible for the scholarship students must live in Compeer Financial's 144 county territory and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, agricultural and community organization involvement and essays.

To date Compeer Financial's Fund for Rural America has awarded 225 scholarships totaling $337,500. Scholarship applications are available online at Completed applications can be emailed to or you can drop them off at any local Compeer Financial office.

"It's important to us to contribute to the future of agriculture in our communities." said Karen Schieler, Senior Corporate Giving Specialists. "Our mission is to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. We see a bright future for Agriculture in these students."

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