STAR Bank announces third annual Future of Agriculture Scholarship

Fort Wayne, Ind. (January 17, 2024) – STAR Financial Bank is excited to announce the third annual Future of Agriculture college scholarship, which will provide five Indiana students with a $1,000 scholarship to apply to their secondary education.  


To be eligible, students must currently be a junior or senior in high school or have at least one year remaining in their college/trade school in the Fall of 2024. Eligible high school students would need to be entering a trade or collegiate program within two years of earning the scholarship. STAR has awarded 10 scholarships over the last two years. 


Entrants must visit, fill out the contact information and answer an essay style question of how they have, or plan to, impact agriculture as it pertains to the past, current or future generations of farmers. Submissions are judged by a panel of STAR Ag banking representatives.  


The deadline for entry into the contest is April 22, 2024. Essays should be 250 words or less and the contest will be limited to those who reside or attend school in one of the following Indiana counties: Allen, Boone, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Howard, Madison, Marion, Noble, Steuben, Tipton, Whitley or Wells. 


All questions can be directed at STAR Bank Senior Marketing Communications Manager Brad Saleik by email at 


STAR Financial Bank, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is committed to delivering quality financial expertise and distinctive banking solutions to exceed customer expectations. In addition, STAR Private Advisory offers private banking, investment and fiduciary services. STAR has grown to nearly $3 billion in assets with locations across central and northeast Indiana. For more information, visit 


Note: In all references to STAR, “STAR” should be in all caps, as the name STAR was derived from the first names of the early principals (Selah Wright, Thomas Marcuccilli, Arthur Hodson, and Ralph Marcuccilli).