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→ The scholarship application is now open!

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST, Feb. 6, 2019
Supplemental Documents Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, Feb. 13, 2019

The National FFA Organization provides scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals sponsor scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Just one application is required for multiple opportunities!

New for 2018-19: FFA has implemented an improved scholarship application platform! Students can now easily create, edit and submit an application utilizing any web platform and FFA Advisors can easily validate a student’s application with one click.

Both FFA members and non-FFA members are eligible for scholarships. Check out all of the possibilities in the FFA Scholarship Catalog.

Have questions about the application process? View the extensive Frequently Asked Questions or email FFA@applyISTS.com.

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MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
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.

To be awarded a $1,000 Chevy Trucks scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an active FFA member in a chapter selected by a local dealer
  • Complete the online FFA Scholarship application

Find your local Chevy Trucks dealer

Chevy Trucks Scholarship Resources
Bayer
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, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, 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 be planning to attend a vocational, 2-year or 4-year qualifying ag related study program after high school.
  • 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 AmericasFarmers.com.

Bayer Scholarship Resources
Ford – Built Ford Tough – $1,000 Scholarship

The Built Ford Tough scholarship program was the first FFA dealer program. Since 1998 Ford Motor Company and its dealers have awarded more than $11.8 million in scholarships to FFA members. Ford offers up to 500 dealer-matched scholarships with no maximum per dealer.

To be awarded a $1,000 Built Ford Tough scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an active FFA member in a chapter selected by a local dealer
  • Complete the online FFA Scholarship application
  • Opt into the Built Ford Tough Scholarship program
  • Print endorsement form and obtain signature and dealer code from local participating dealer
  • Upload scanned copy of completed endorsement form

Don’t have a participating dealer? You can still opt in and print your endorsement page and take it to any local Ford dealer for an endorsement for a chance to be awarded one of 5 – $1,000 Ford Corporate Scholarships.

Find your local Ford dealer.

Ford Scholarship Resources
AGCO – $1,000 Scholarship

AGCO will match a total of 100 dealer-sponsored scholarships/chapter financial assistance. Each dealer has the opportunity to sponsor a maximum of five each or of any combination totaling five of scholarships/chapter financial assistance. Dealers can offer more than five scholarships/chapter financial assistance at an additional cost.

To be awarded a $1,000 AGCO scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an active FFA member in a chapter selected by a local dealer
  • Complete the online FFA Scholarship application

A chapter is awarded $800 and $200 is awarded to the state. Only one grant is permitted from a dealer to any one chapter.

Find your local AGCO dealer.

AGCO Scholarship Resources
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.

To be awarded a $1,000 Ram Trucks scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an active FFA member in a chapter selected by a local dealer
  • Complete the online FFA Scholarship application

Find your local Ram Trucks dealer

Learn more about Ram Trucks brand and FFA

RAM Scholarship Resources
John Deere – $2,000 Scholarship

FFA and John Deere have a more than 75 year strong 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.

To be awarded a $2,000 John Deere scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an active FFA member in a chapter selected by a local dealer
  • Complete the online FFA Scholarship application

Find your local John Deere dealer.

John Deere Scholarship Resources
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