About National FFA Scholarship Program
In 2018, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.5 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.
The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.
More than 1,800 scholarships were available. Click here for details and a list of 2018 sponsors.
Not an FFA Member? Don’t Worry!
In 2018, America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders (presented by Monsanto Fund), Dean Foods, Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd., National Mastitis Council, Rose Acre Farms and the Edgar and Ann Duskin Southern Crop Production Association/FFA Agriculture Leadership Scholarship Fund are offering scholarships available to non-FFA members. Check scholarship catalog descriptions for eligibility.
Chevy Trucks – $1,000 Scholarship
Chevrolet and its dealers are proud of their long-standing relationship with the National FFA Organization. They have invested in more than six generations of farmers and agricultural professionals, providing educational assistance and community support to create new opportunities for the future. In 2016 Chevrolet announced their participation in the FFA scholarship program by offering 150 dealer-matched scholarships nationwide. In 2017 Chevy increased that total to 200 dealer-matched scholarships.
Chevy Trucks dealers pay $500, which is matched at 100 percent by Chevy Trucks Marketing for a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarships are then awarded by FFA to a student in an FFA chapter that is identified by a local participating Chevrolet dealer.
AGCO – $1,000 Scholarship
AGCO will match a total of 100 dealer-sponsored scholarships/grants. Each dealer has the opportunity to sponsor a maximum of five each or of any combination totaling five of scholarships/grants. Dealers can offer more than five grants/scholarships at an additional cost.
A chapter is awarded $800 and $200 is awarded to the state. Only one grant is permitted from a dealer to any one chapter.
Ford – Built Ford Tough – $1,000 Scholarship
The Built Ford Tough scholarship program offers up to 500 dealer-matched scholarships with no maximum per dealer. For more than 20 years, the Built Ford Tough Scholarship program has awarded more than $11 million in scholarships to FFA members.
To be awarded a $1,000 Built Ford Tough scholarship, a student’s chapter has to be identified by a local dealer. Once the chapter is identified and the student’s application is approved by their advisor, the student receives a signature page to print. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must take the signature page into their local sponsoring Ford dealership for a signature and dealer code. Students can then mail the signature page to the National FFA Organization before the postmark deadline to qualify.
John Deere – $2,000 Scholarship
2019 will mark 76 years for the John Deere and FFA relationship. By supporting the scholarship program, John Deere hopes to identify and help develop future Deere and/or dealership employees and the next generation of community leaders.
John Deere offers dealer-matched scholarships. Each Deere dealer is permitted to award up to five scholarships at a cost of $1,000 each. John Deere matches each donation at 100 percent for a $2,000 scholarship. Dealers select chapters by state, city, county, zip code or specific schools where the scholarship will be awarded. Students must be going into an ag-related major to be eligible for this scholarship.
Monsanto – America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders – $1,500 Scholarship
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders exists to make youth aware of the various career opportunities within the industry of agriculture by providing scholarships that help further their education. The Monsanto Fund offers $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in various sects of agriculture.
In order to apply for this scholarship, students must meet the below criteria:
- Must be a high school senior (public, private or home-schooled) or enrolled in college full time (minimum of 12 credit hours).
- Must be planning to pursue a degree in a qualifying area of study.
- Must live in a specific state and county.
- Must meet a minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.
- Must obtain no less than two electronic endorsements from qualifying farmers who live or farm in an eligible county.
For more information, visit Monsanto Fund at: monsantofund.org.
RAM Trucks – $1,000 Scholarship
The Ram Trucks brand maintains a 65-year-strong partnership with FFA based on the historic connection between traditional American farming and Ram. Ram Trucks recognizes agriculture as a key target market segment and audience for the brand and proudly continues to support FFA and its mission.
Ram will match a maximum of 92 total dealer scholarships with no cap per dealer. The dealer pays $500, which is matched at 100 percent for a total of $1,000. The dealer chooses which chapter(s) are eligible for their scholarships.
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