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Online Scholarship Application

Joe Leiser Memorial AgCredit, ACA Scholarship Program

Application deadline: June 30, 2023 (online application must be completed by June 30, 2023 at 11:59pm)

Educational scholarships are awarded to students who are furthering their education through attendance at a college or university and have selected an agriculture-related major. Scholarships are awarded annually to individuals who exhibit an aptitude for learning and a desire for self-improvement through education.

Up to five AgCredit, ACA scholarships will be given for the 2023-2024 school year ranging from $1,000-$3,000. The scholarship selection committee reserves the right to reduce or expand the number of scholarships awarded based upon the number of eligible and complete applications received.

To be eligible, applicants must be an immediate family member (dependent) of a voting stockholder of AgCredit, ACA with a current loan. At the time of application the student must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a post secondary school majoring in an agriculture related subject or be attending a post-secondary school majoring in an agriculture-related subject. 

Other Criteria:
  • Children of current employees or directors of AgCredit, ACA are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Previous recipients of scholarship funds are not eligible to re-apply.
  • Previous applicants (who have not received scholarship funds) may apply every year they are eligible.
  • The scholarship is to be used to pay education-related expenses and will be issued in the form of a joint check with the school.

The selection committee will consist of three current board members of AgCredit, ACA. They will review all complete applications and choose the three recipients. No interviews will be conducted. The process will be completed by July 31, 2023.

Application requirements:
  • Complete the application using the link.
  • Current Official Transcript, including most recent term, must be mailed to: AgCredit, Attn: Karen Welter, 610 W. Lytle St. Fostoria, OH 44830.
    1. In lieu of an official transcript, an Advising Report AND copies of grade reports from each term attended will be accepted. Advising Report and copies of grade reports may be attached to application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from sources at the applicants discretion.
  • A word document or PDF containing no more than four letter sized pages with information from the past two years answering these questions:
    1. A resume including the following items:
      1. Your past and present co-curricular activities including offices and extent of involvement.
      2. Your work or experience or other commitments that may involve a large amount of time.
      3. Your scholastic accomplishments.
        (Make a definite distinction among the three categories above)
    2. From your resume, pick one activity that has benefited you the most and explain.
    3. Why have you decided on an agricultural program?
    4. Tell us more about yourself and explain how this scholarship would benefit you.
2023 application period OPENS March 1.