Northwest Farm Credit Services will award 24 scholarships for 2009 to high school seniors from Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho who are children of current Northwest CFS customers or customer's employee's.

Six winners from each state will be awarded $1,000 scholarships.

In addition, eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Northwest CFS customer's children, customers' employees' children, or current customers who will be college juniors or seniors in the fall of 2009.

Scholarship winners are selected based on scholastic performance, school and community involvement, educational goals, and financial need. Any career or major is eligible, however, a preference is given for students who wish to pursue agricultural careers. The deadline for application is March 16, 2009. Winners will be announced in early May 2009.

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