Compeer Financial offering scholarships to high school seniors

The Fund for Rural America, Sun Prairie-based Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, is offering 123 scholarships to students this year. Graduating high school seniors who have an agriculture or rural background, or plan to major in an agriculture-related field at a community college, university, or technical school are encouraged to apply between now and March 15.

Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,500 for educational tuition expenses. Qualified applicants must be graduating seniors who live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients will be selected based on a combination of academic achievement; agricultural, community, and youth organization involvement; and essays.

To date, the Fund has awarded 591 scholarships to graduating seniors, totaling $886,500. Students can find more information and link to the scholarship application at compeer.com/scholarships.