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Scholarship Check Information

Checks were distributed on Friday, Aug. 2, to all scholarship recipients who completed their online acceptance process. Please allow seven to 10 business days to receive your award. If you have not received your check after that time frame, email

2019 Results Announced

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.

Both FFA members and non-FFA members are eligible for scholarships.

Questions? View the Frequently Asked Questions or email

2019 Scholarship Results
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How to Accept Your Scholarship
Scholarship Fact Sheet
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.

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Bayer 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.

Participating Dealer Listing

John Deere Dealer Sign-Up
AGCO – $1,000 Scholarship

Since 2012, the AGCO dealer program has provided more than $400,000 to chapters and members. Each AGCO dealer has the opportunity to provide up to five total forms of assistance in any combination of scholarships and grants to selected chapters. Once FFA has received the enrollments, FFA contacts the local chapters selected and encourages them to provide qualified applicants for each scholarship.

Find your local AGCO dealer.

Participating Dealer Listing

AGCO Dealer Sign-Up
RAM Trucks – $2,000 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.

Find your local Ram Trucks dealer

Participating Dealers Listing

RAM Dealer Sign-Up
Ford Built Tough – $1,000 Scholarship

In 1998 Ford started supporting the National FFA Organization by being one of the first dealer scholarship programs and awarded $405,000 to 405 students. After years of continued support and thousands of recipients more than $8.2 million in scholarships have been awarded by Ford dealers in across the nation. At a cost of $500 to the dealer and $635 to Ford corporate, Ford will match a total of 500 scholarships that will be awarded in the name of the partnering dealer. Each dealer has the opportunity to sponsor as many $1,000 dollar scholarships as they choose.

Find your local Ford dealer

Ford Dealers Listing

Ford Dealer Sign-Up