The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. Finalists for the award have mastered skills in production, finance, management and/or research.
American Star Award Areas
- American Star Farmer
- American Star in Agribusiness
- American Star in Agricultural Placement
- American Star in Agriscience
American Star Award Finalists
Each state FFA association recommends four American Star Award candidates—one for each of the four award areas.
The National FFA Organization selects four finalists per award area (16 in all).
Each American Star Award finalist receives a $2,000 cash award.
FFA members who have earned their American FFA Degrees are eligible for the American Star Awards.
State FFA associations nominate American Star Award candidates based on the quality of their American FFA Degree and Star Battery applications.
How to Apply
If you’d like to be considered for an American Star Award, submit the Star Battery Application to your state FFA association along with your American FFA Degree application. They will notify you if you’ve been selected as a candidate.
Star Battery Application Help
American FFA Degree recognition programs, like the American Star Awards, are co-sponsored by ADM Crop Risk Services; Case IH; DuPont Pioneer, Elanco, Farm Credit and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
“Stars Over America,” a special audiovisual presentation featuring the Star award winners, is sponsored by the ADM Crop Risk Services; Case IH; DuPont Pioneer, Elanco, Farm Credit and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Local and state Star Awards are sponsored by CNH Capital and DuPont Pioneer.
National Stars Awards are sponsored by individuals who make personal contributions through the National FFA Foundation Executive Sponsor program.