FFA members eligible for scholarships

FFA members eligible for scholarships

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Monty’s Plant Food Co., a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture industry, is now accepting applications from Tennessee students for four $1,000 college scholarships.  The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
To be eligible students must also meet criteria including:
• Residing in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina or Virginia;
• Living on a family farm;
• Planning to pursue post-secondary education and study agronomy and crop science, sustainable agriculture, soil science or soil conservation;
• Having a minimum high school GPA of 3.25;
•Having participated in community service.
A complete list of criteria is listed online at www.montysplantfood.com.
Scholarship applications are available online at www.ffa.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2013. The Monty’s Plant Food Co. scholarships will be awarded in May.  
“FFA is a wonderful leadership program and we are proud to partner with such an influential organization to offer scholarships to young people in agriculture,” said Dennis Stephens, president of Monty’s Plant Food Co.  “We value education and are pleased to help students pursue a college degree.”
Each year, the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation. Scholarships are awarded for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. Students can complete one application to be considered for all scholarships offered through the National FFA Organization.

Published in The Messenger 12.18.12

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