We are pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2021 Farm Credit and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) VIP Scholarship. This competitive academic scholarship provides special programming for outstanding MANRRS students who have expressed an interest in Farm Credit and ag-related studies.
Nicole Ng, a student from San Jose, CA, is among the 30 students across the nation who earned the scholarship. She is a second year animal science major at the University of California, Davis.
“My career aspiration is to become a veterinarian and to increase animal welfare through healthcare and research,” said Nicole. “MANRRS and Farm Credit have provided me with endless support and mentorship, and have helped me grow as a student and a leader.
“They have shown me that despite all the challenges that come with being a first generation immigrant and underrepresented student (#StopAsianHate), I should keep fighting for my dreams and I always have people rooting for me. The Farm Credit/MANRRS VIP Scholarship Program has also helped me grow as a leader through VIP Scholar sessions focused on leadership and professionalism, and individual meetings that allowed me to get personalized advice and mentorship from some awesome Farm Credit employees! I am truly grateful to be a Farm Credit Scholar and hope others will benefit from this program as much as I did.”
Scholarship recipients receive a $1,000 academic scholarship and the opportunity to participate in the Farm Credit VIP Track of the 2021 National MANRRS Conference.
“Congratulations to Nicole! We’re excited to partner with MANRRS on this important initiative. American AgCredit offers a wide variety of careers and we hope MANRRS students and others will consider joining our team upon graduation,” said Rich Hollis, Chief People Experience Officer at American AgCredit.
The VIP Track provides the scholars with meaningful interactions with Farm Credit leadership. It also exposes students to information about careers at Farm Credit in fields including finance, credit, capital markets, informational technology, marketing and more. Students benefit from leadership development and training to better prepare them to find and succeed in a career in the agriculture industry.
About American AgCredit
Founded in 1916, American AgCredit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, and is the nation’s fourth-largest Farm Credit cooperative. American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada and Oklahoma – as well as to capital markets customers throughout the country. To learn more about open positions at American AgCredit, please visit www.agloan.com/careers.
About Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Science (MANRRS)
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. They provide student members (junior high school through doctoral programs) with the support to become productive citizens by engaging in leadership development activities, educational opportunities, job readiness training, and facilitating internship placement and permanent employment, with special emphasis on agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. MANRRS encourages and promotes Agriculture, Natural Resources, and related STEM programs in an effort to interest and attract underrepresented students and professionals into pursuing educational and career opportunities in these respective areas. Learn more at www.manrrs.org.