WILLISTON, Vt. — Yankee Farm Credit, ACA is proud to announce the four recipients of their annual scholarship program for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Royal W. Smith Jr. Scholarship is awarded each year to up to four students from Yankee Farm Credit stockholder families enrolled in college, trade school, or a certificate program.
Awards were chosen by members of the Membership/Governance Committee of Yankee Farm Credit’s Board of Directors. Their decisions were based on merit including academics, agricultural and civic accomplishments, and the required essay, “Why I wish to pursue a career in my selected area of study.”
The four scholarship recipients for the 2021-2022 academic year are:
Hannah Dollof of Springfield, Vermont
Maggie Sheehan of Perkinsville, Vermont
Sydney Adolfo of Morrisonville, New York
Zoe Young of West Glover, Vermont.
“One of the highlights of the Membership/Governance Committee is reviewing scholarship applicants and selecting recipients. It really is amazing to read the variety of applications. It’s also a difficult process narrowing it down to just four recipients. The youth are the future of agriculture in this country and it’s awesome to see the amount of interest we have every year.” –Bryan Davis, Board Member and Committee Chairperson
Yankee Farm Credit has awarded over $140 thousand to 72 students through the Royal W. Smith Jr. Scholarship program since its inception in 1995.
About Yankee Farm Credit
Yankee Farm Credit is a member-owned cooperative which provides loans and financial services to farmers and other rural customers. Yankee is an agricultural credit association (ACA) within the national Farm Credit System. Yankee serves all of Vermont, four counties in New Hampshire (Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan) and two counties in New York (Clinton and Essex).
–Yankee Farm Credit