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FCS Financial recently selected 35 recipients for their Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. Since 2004, more than $875,000 has been distributed through the FCS Financial Scholarship Program. The program is designed to encourage and support higher education for children and grandchildren of FCS Financial members. 

"As a cooperative, FCS Financial’s Scholarship Program is one of many benefits offered to our member-owners,” says Rob Guinn, CEO. “Not only does this program provide essential funds for their children or grandchildren, but the investment will also help develop strong agricultural and rural community leaders."

Those receiving an FCS Financial scholarship for 2024 are:

  • Collin Althoff, California;
  • Landon Arnold, Kahoka;
  • Brenton Arnold, Bunceton;
  • James Baker, Memphis;
  • Cade Claycomb, Spickard;
  • Kelly Clibon, Union Star;
  • Madison Dent, Warrenton;
  • Blake Deppe, Washington;
  • Lynn Dyer, Higginsville;
  • Wyatt Evans, Center;
  • Tyler Fenner, Sweet Springs;
  • Kadence Gaither, Summersville;
  • Gavin Graham, Farmington;
  • Brady Grosse, New Florence;
  • Gage Iddings, Pattonsburg;
  • Ella Johnson, Lebanon;
  • Cody Koenigsfeld, Bonnots Mill;
  • Case Melzer, Harrisonville;
  • Nessa Montgomery, Brookfield;
  • Natalie Neil, Nevada;
  • Annika Riekhof, Higginsville;
  • Payton Rodgers, Savannah;
  • Hayden Royer, Purdy;
  • Courtney Russell, Jefferson City;
  • Bailey Schneider, Warrenton;
  • Connor Smith, Carrollton;
  • Kadence Sontheimer, Bois D'arc;
  • Caleb Strackeljahn, Saint James;
  • Katrina Thomas, Paris;
  • Leah Thompson, Fredericktown;
  • Clara Wallace, Vandalia;
  • Callan Wheeler, Williamstown;
  • Aubrey Witte, Washington;
  • Hope Wolfe, Linn; and
  • Kierstin Wood, La Plata.

 The 2025 Scholarship Application will be available online by September 1, 2024.

FCS Financial serves 102 counties through 21 branch offices in Missouri and is a member of the Farm Credit System. The system is a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions that provides credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses. With more than 105 years of agricultural lending experience, the Farm Credit System is the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States.

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