GreenStone announces new scholarship
EAST LANSING, Mich. — GreenStone Farm Credit Services offers thousands of dollars in college scholarships annually, and this year they are upping the ante with an additional $20,000 through a new scholarship program.
Since 2010, GreenStone has awarded more than $375,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students. This year, GreenStone is adding an additional scholarship honoring the cooperative’s former CEO, Dave Armstrong. Armstrong retired from GreenStone in August after serving the company and the agricultural community for 41 years.
The Dave Armstrong Scholarship will award up to $20,000 in scholarships to current college students in the amount of $5,000 each. Applicants will be required to submit an application with an essay and reference check, and provide a transcript and one-page resume.
Additionally, the long-standing GreenStone scholarship program will continue for incoming freshmen. This program awards up to $40,000 in scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for incoming students in a four-year college program and $1,000 each for incoming students in a two-year college program.
Scholarship applicants must reside within GreenStone’s territory, which includes Michigan and select counties in northeastern Wisconsin; plan to study an agriculture-related field, and achieve the required academic success. In addition, applicants should demonstrate participation and leadership in school, community, and agricultural activities.
The deadline to apply for these scholarship opportunities is Feb. 28, 2023. Applications and more information can be found at www.GreenStoneFCS.com/scholarships.