Local FFA members receive scholarships
Multiple scholarships were given to FFA members during the virtual 93rd Kansas FFA Convention, Wednesday-Friday, June 2-4. Scholarships received by local students include the Built Ford Tough Scholarship, Kansas Teach Ag Scholarship and a National FFA Scholarship.
Built Ford Tough
The Built Ford Tough Scholarships were awarded to 40 FFA members including Lauren Gatz of Sabetha.
Each Built Ford Tough Scholarship is funded equally by the Ford Motor Company and local Ford dealers. The $1,000 scholarships are given to FFA members who are high school seniors or current college students based on academic performance along with agricultural and leadership experience.
Kansas Teach Ag
The Kansas Teach Ag Scholarships, awarded to six FFA members including Richard Bestwick of Sabetha, who are pursuing a degree in agricultural education.
One member from each of the seven Kansas FFA districts is eligible to receive this award. To qualify the member must be a senior in high school and have plans to major in agricultural education at a Kansas post-secondary institution.
The National FFA Foundation awarded scholarships to members across the state of Kansas, including Lauren Gatz of Sabetha.
The National Foundation offers approximately $2 million, generously donated by numerous sponsors, to FFA members across the nation every year. This year, 26 Kansas FFA members received National FFA Scholarships to assist their education at a two-year or four-year institution. Award determination is based on a student’s qualifications including academic achievement, leadership, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), FFA involvement, or financial need.
About Kansas FFA
The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 9,700 agricultural education students in 220 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 760,113 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ksffa.org for more information.