FREEPORT — The Highland Community College Foundation will receive two pledges for the total amount of $21,000 from Forreston State Bank to help Highland’s role in workforce development.
Late in 2017, Forreston State Bank renewed its three-year $6,000 pledge to fund a scholarship for students pursuing a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree in; automotive technology, agriculture, mechatronics, or advanced manufacturing.
The bank also pledged $15,000 over the next three years in support of the Highland agriculture program. The funds will support the college farm test plot activities, or for the general agriculture program. This pledge represents a continuous commitment from Forreston State Bank.
“Highland’s agriculture program is developing ag leaders of tomorrow, in several ag-related industries. Forreston State Bank is proud to get behind the college’s efforts in this area,” said Jeff Snyder, Forreston State Bank president.
For more information on Highland Community Foundation scholarships, visit highland.edu/admissions/scholarships. The application deadline is April 1.