Community Involvement

Supporting Ag Education Young and Beginning Producers, and Hunger and Nutrition

Frontier Farm Credit’s community involvement program provides funding and resources to a variety of organizations that support agricultural causes. Our program is focused on making a positive difference in the communities we serve.

In 2017, Frontier Farm Credit and its employees contributed volunteer time and funding support to organizations in eastern Kansas. Click to view the 2017 Community Impact Report.

Grant Program

Through our Working Here Fund, we provide grants for projects and organizations that make a positive impact in the eastern Kansas counties we serve. Our grants are focused on the areas of ag education, young and beginning producers, and hunger and nutrition. Grants will also be considered for essential services and disaster relief needs in rural communities. There are two funding options – grants of up to $2,000 each and up to $10,000 each – available through our Working Here Fund. Grants up to $2,000 are awarded quarterly; grants up to $10,000 are awarded biannually.

Organizations in the following eastern Kansas counties are encouraged to apply: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Brown, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clay, Coffey, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Montgomery, Morris, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, Woodson, and Wyandotte.

Click for more information and to apply online.

Land Grant University Scholarships

Frontier Farm Credit offers eight annual $2,500 scholarships to qualified students studying agriculture at Kansas State University.

How to Apply:

Students who meet the selection criteria complete the Kansas State University online application.

Selection Criteria:

  • College junior or senior in good academic standing for the academic year scholarship is received.
  • Enrolled in the College of Agriculture with course work emphasis in agribusiness or economics. See university land grant online link or printed application for specific course work emphasis criteria.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 preferred.
  • Preference is given to residents of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming.
  • One- to two-page essay on how the applicant plans to use his/her major in the chosen career (which must be in an agribusiness-related field).
  • Agricultural background or work-related experience in agriculture.
  • Previous Farm Credit Services of America scholarship winners are not eligible.

Applications and essays go to the universities for screening. After the winners are determined, Frontier Farm Credit notifies the recipients by letter.

Students who meet the criteria can also contact K-State Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information:
Office of Student Financial Assistance
104 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier Street
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-1104
785-532-6420
877-817-2287 toll free
785-532-7628 fax
finaid@k-state.edu

Community College Scholarships

Frontier Farm Credit offers $1,000 scholarships to qualified students pursuing a degree in agriculture for the 2018-19 academic year at participating community colleges and technical institutes in Kansas. Application deadlines and processes vary by college.

Application Requirements:

For each of the $1,000 Frontier Farm Credit scholarships, the following are the application requirements:

  • Eligible candidates must be a traditional (age 18-22) full-time sophomore student enrolled in agricultural coursework.
  • Candidates must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must have a permanent residence in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota or Wyoming.
  • Preference is given to those who intend to return to the farm/ranch or a farm-related job in a rural community.
  • Financial need will not be a consideration.
  • The scholarship amount is paid out as follows: $500 paid in fall 2018 semester and $500 paid in spring 2019 semester to each recipient.

How to Apply:

Students apply by going through the application process directly through the corresponding college, either online or on campus. The top applications from each college are selected and notified by the college and the Frontier Farm Credit scholarships are processed through the college.

Availability:

The following is a list of colleges that offer the Frontier Farm Credit $1,000 scholarships. To apply, follow the links for detailed application instructions and deadline information:

Highland Community College
Allen County Community College