Three AGEC students selected as Farm Credit College Leaders Scholars

Written by Madison Hire

Three students from the AGEC department here at Purdue were three out of twenty students that were selected to be a part of the Farm Credit Services College Leaders Scholarship Program! For these students, this has been something they have had their eye on for quite some time. They not only receive a scholarship, but they also get to be a part of professional development training with the company while also meeting other students from other universities. 

Kayla Carder (Freshman; Agribusiness Finance; Greensburg, IN) said, “In Mid-February I received an email that said I was selected to be one of the twenty Farm Credit College Leaders Scholars! I was very excited as this has been a goal of mine ever since I had known about the program.” This program is one that will not only help them academically but also in their professional careers as students and upon graduation. Another student selected was Claire Baney (Freshman; Applied Agricultural Economics; Fishers, IN) who said, “This 2-year scholarship is associated with professional development opportunities spread over both years matched with a cohort experience.” 

These students are looking forward to getting to meet industry professionals as well as students from other universities participating in the program. This year students will meet up in Louisville, Kentucky on July 8th and then fly to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and return home July 12th. During these four days, students will push themselves and others to grow tremendously in their professional work and academically. Next year it is expected that students will be traveling to New York!

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please visit: 

Students that will also have this experience: Lauren Bush (Sophomore, Agribusiness Marketing, Flora, IN)

Agricultural Economics, 403 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4191

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