As part of its commitment to develop career success through agricultural education, the National FFA Foundation – with financial support from businesses and individuals –awards more than $2 million in postsecondary scholarships each year, including for trade schools and two-year programs. Applications for the 2021-22 National FFA Scholarship Program are due Thursday, Jan. 14. Any FFA member currently enrolled as a senior in high school or as a freshman, sophomore or junior in college can apply. One single application enters you for multiple scholarship opportunities.
“Make applying for scholarships your most important thing,” says Sarahi Medina, a 2020-21 recipient of a $2,000 John Deere scholarship. “Even if you think your chances are slim, you may actually get it, and it’s a big help.”
Medina, who served as reporter for the Buckeye FFA Chapter at Buckeye Union High School in Buckeye, Ariz., is entering her sophomore year at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, Ariz., where she is majoring in animal science. She plans to transfer to the University of Arizona and pursue a career in food production.
“My associate degree will be 100 percent paid for, thanks to my FFA scholarship and membership in my college’s honors program,” Medina says. “It’s been super helpful.” Learn more about FFA scholarships and apply at FFA.org/scholarships.