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AgChoice Scholars Program - Deadline September 16th

Posted: September 12, 2016

The AgChoice Scholars program is a unique experiential learning opportunity for a small group of Penn State students. This two-year program offers Penn State students a first-hand glimpse at the inner-workings of Pennsylvania’s largest agricultural lender and the agricultural lending industry.

AgChoice recognizes that the agricultural industry and its needs are constantly changing and has established this program to help increase our candidate pool for future employees. The AgChoice Scholars program is also designed to build leaders for tomorrow’s agricultural industry and offer students the opportunity to network with their peers, AgChoice staff and other industry representatives. This privileged group of students will receive:

  • Hands-on experience in the agricultural finance industry
  • Business and financial management training
  • Leadership, teamwork and communications skills
  • Scholarship money and other compensation

AgChoice Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in many exclusive experiences. In addition to meeting coursework requirements, scholars in the program will be involved in a series of seminars, group projects and other specialized learning opportunities.

Program Requirements Applicants must meet the following guidelines to be considered for the AgChoice Scholars program:

  • Applicant must be a sophomore (4th or 5th semester) in good standing at The Pennsylvania State University.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application. 
  • Applicant agrees to participate in the two-year program that will conclude in April of 2018. 
  • Applicant agrees to take at least six of the prescribed 23 courses during his/her undergraduate career at Penn State. Please note that an interested student does not need to have all six courses completed at the time of application. The list of eligible courses includes: ACCTG 211, AG BM 101, AG BM 106, AG BM 200, AG BM 220, AG BM 308W, AG BM 407, AG BM 408, AG BM 420, AG BM 460, AN SC 410, AN SC 450, B A 250, ECON 002, ECON 004, FIN 100, FOR 440, MGMT 100, MGMT 301, R EST 301, SCM 200, W P 435, W P 437W. If requested, other business or financial management related courses may be considered for approval.

Apply on-line at http://agchoice.balancetrak.com. Applicants must submit a completed application, résumé and unofficial transcript online. Interviews will be conducted prior to selection of Scholars participants.

For more information on the AgChoice Scholars program, contact Jennifer Wertz, AgChoice’s Sr. HR Assistant, at 800-349-3568 ext. 6032 or .