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Carroll residents awarded MidAtlantic Farm Credit scholarships

MidAtlantic Farm Credit has chosen three students to receive a combined total of $4,500 in college scholarships: David Bassler and Kerri Virtz, both of Westminster, and Jacqueline Bauer, of Howard County.

"We are very proud of these students and the academic success they've achieved," said MidAtlantic Farm Credit CEO Tom Truitt in a prepared statement. "They are all very goal-oriented, and we're happy to help them achieve their dream of higher education."

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Virtz, daughter of Paul and Cathy Virtz, is a senior at Westminster High School, with plans to attend the University of Alabama in the fall. She was awarded the $1,000 scholarship.

Bassler, son of Ralph and Stacey Bassler, is a freshman at the University of Maryland studying mechanical engineering. He was awarded the $1,500 scholarship.

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Bauer, daughter of Ricky and Leslie Bauer, is a freshman at Oklahoma State University studying agricultural communications and animal science. She was awarded the $2,000 scholarship.

According to a MidAtlantic Farm Credit news release, the organization offers scholarships to high school seniors or those currently enrolled in a two or four year college program. The applicants, or their parents or guardians must be MidAtlantic members to be eligible. The selections are based on the applicant's record of academic success and participation in extracurricular activities.

For more information about the MidAtlantic Farm Credit scholarship program, visit mafc.com/scholarships.php.

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