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Cargill offers scholarships to area seniors

Cargill offers scholarships to area seniors

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6:25 am

  Cargill, in collaboration with the National FFA Organization, will award $350,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in post-secondary education next fall and currently live in communities where Cargill has operations.

The national program will award 350 scholarships of $1,000 each. In addition, each recipient’s high school will receive a $200 grant from Cargill. FFA will process the applications and select the scholarship recipients, although students do not need to be FFA members to be eligible. Students are chosen based on academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular and civic activities.

“We are pleased to join FFA in recognizing outstanding students and supporting their educational goals,” said Mark Murphy, assistant vice president of corporate affairs for Cargill. “Cargill has a long-standing commitment to invest in programs that benefit young people in communities where we live and work.”

“FFA prepares young people to lead, grow and achieve future success in more than 300 diverse careers through agricultural education,” said Dr. Larry D. Case, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization. “FFA scholarships are paving the way for future industry leaders to get the education they deserve.”

Scholarship guidelines and the application are available at www.cargill.com and www.ffa.org. The application requires the signature of a Cargill employee from the local community. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2009. Scholarships will be awarded in May 2009.
Published in The Messenger 11.25.08

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