Compeer To Award 123 Scholarships

The Fund for Rural America, Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, is offering 123 scholarships to students this year.

Graduating high school seniors with an agriculture or rural background, or those planning to major in an agriculture-related field at a community college, university or technical school can apply now. The deadline is March 15.

Each scholarship recipient will get $1,500 for educational tuition expenses. Qualified applicants must be graduating seniors residing in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients will be selected based on a combination of academic achievement, agricultural, community and youth organization involvement, and essays.

Since 2018, the Fund has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 710 graduating seniors.

“Providing scholarships to students interested in agriculture or rural America is a way we can support the future of our industry,” says Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist at Compeer Financial. “These students embody our mission of championing rural, and we look forward to their applications.”

Students can find more information and the application here: