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National FFA Scholarship Program now open for members

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For FFA members who have decided to continue their passion for agriculture and education into college or vocational training, the National FFA Organization provides a great financial opportunity. The National FFA Scholarship Program allows businesses and individuals to support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. 

In May of this year, 976 students from 44 states were awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships from 49 corporate sponsors, 38 endowed sponsors, and 271 dealer scholarship sponsors. This upcoming year will be the 38th year for the scholarship program, which began in 1984 with 16 scholarships offered. Since then, more than $50 million have been awarded in scholarship funds through the National FFA Organization. Just another example of how the National FFA Organization has been helping its members pursue their passion consistently throughout the years. 

FFA members have access to scholarships ranging in size from $500 to $10,000 and several are renewable for up to four years. Scholarships support two-year or four-year degrees as well as vocational certification or specialized training programs. In an effort to make it easier on students, just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million. This one application process allows for a more streamlined application system. 

FFA members are eligible to receive scholarships while they are graduating high school seniors. Former FFA members and FFA Alumni and Supporters can also receive funding during their undergraduate collegiate experience.

For the full listing of scholarship recipients, please visit the FFA scholarship webpage and choose the listing noted towards the top of the page. This is a competitive scholarship opportunity. Last year alone, 4,656 students successfully completed the application process, each with the potential of being considered for multiple scholarships.  

The selection process considers the whole student, including FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills, academics, and financial need.

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