FCS Financial’s board of directors implemented a program in 2003 to encourage and support higher education for children or grandchildren of FCS Financial customers. Since its inception, more than half a million dollars in scholarships have been awarded to 460 qualified applicants.
Now in its 15th year, FCS Financial’s scholarship program annually distributes up to 35 scholarships of $1,500 each. Funds were first distributed in 2004. FCS Financial is committed to supporting the agricultural youth of Missouri. As a cooperative, this scholarship is one of the ways FCS Financial gives back to its members and supports communities.
Here’s an inside look at what some of the 2012 recipients are doing now – five years after graduating high school.