We are excited to announce that we are partnering with John Deere and FFA to award college scholarships to local students. This is the fourth year of the John Deere Scholarship program. In the past three years, John Deere and its dealers have awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to FFA members.
Hurst Farm Supply is sponsoring 6 scholarships this year valuing $2,000 each through the National FFA Scholarship program. These scholarships will provide financial aid to FFA members attending two or four year colleges, and will be awarded by FFA to 1 student in each of the following counties:
Students wishing to apply for these scholarships must meet the following requirements:
- Be less than 23 years of age at the time of application (February 1)
- Be current FFA members
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (must have Social Security Number to claim scholarships)
- Plan to attend post-secondary school in the U.S.
- Be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college
- Be a full-time student
- Actively attending classes
- Taking a minimum of 12 credit hours if enrolled in a post-secondary institution
All interested applicants can apply here: https://www.ffa.org/scholarships.
“It is such an honor to be able to partner with John Deere in awarding these scholarships to local, well-deserving students. Witnessing the growth and fruits of these students’ labor is very rewarding”, said Joe Hurst.
In 2016, more than 1,800 scholarships worth more than $2.6 million were awarded to FFA members through the National FFA Scholarship program, with over 114 sponsors participating in the program. More than 8,300 students applied for these scholarships last year. This year, scholarship applications are available online now at www.FFA.org/Scholarships, with the application process closing on Feb. 01, 2017.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.