Scholarships

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is committed to help ensure a bright future for our rural communities and the agricultural industry through our scholarship program. 

Scholarships are provided to deserving high school seniors who live in our association territory in southwest Georgia (Baker, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, and Webster County).

Public, private, and home-schooled students are all eligible. 

 

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Scholarship

Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students who show a record of scholastic achievement and who, through their extracurricular activities, exemplify community spirit:

  • Scholarship winners are chosen based on overall achievement and accomplishments.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors and plan to attend a two- or four-year college on a full-time basis.
  • Students must be pursuing a career path in agriculture sciences, animal biology, chemistry, business, accounting, finance, communications, etc. with an interest in a career that is essential to sustaining infrastructure in our small towns and communities.

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Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.

 

Duane Watson Scholarship for Exceptional Character in Agriculture

The Duane Watson Scholarship for Exceptional Character in Agriculture was created in honor of the late Duane Watson, who measured the value of the life he lived, by helping others. He did so, not seeking recognition, but because he genuinely cared about other people and wanted to brighten their day. He cherished his faith, family, friendships and farming.

Duane demonstrated valuable qualities that we hope to continue to see in the youth of the future: Hard working, honesty, integrity, humbleness, generosity and responsibility. We are looking for a student who has demonstrated these same qualities and intends to pursue a career in agriculture.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will award one $2,000 scholarship:

  • Selection will be based on the applicant’s record of extracurricular activities, scholastic achievement and demonstration of exceptional character in agriculture.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors and plan to attend a two- or four-year college on a full-time basis.
  • Students must be pursuing a degree in agriculture, crop production, livestock production, crop and soil science, agricultural technology, agricultural research, sustainable agriculture, or agribusiness.

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Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.

 

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit HBCU Scholarship

One $2000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who shows a record of scholastic achievement and who, through his/her extracurricular activities, exemplifies community spirit:

  • Scholarship winner will be chosen based on overall achievement and accomplishments.
  • Applicants must be a high school senior who has received an official letter of acceptance to a two- or four-year HBCU or a current dual enrollment student of an HBCU.
  • Students must be pursuing a career path in agriculture sciences, animal biology, chemistry, business, accounting, finance, communications, etc. with an interest in a career that is essential to sustaining infrastructure in our small towns and communities.

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Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.