News of Agribusiness: Farmers across the region endorse rural students for $42,000 in scholarships

27 students earn America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship Monsanto sponsors program with  National FFA High School seniors and college students are eligible  

Twenty-seven students from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware have been awarded a total of $40,500 in college scholarships from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program raises awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides scholarships to support students’ post high school education in ag-related fields of study. Farmers play a vital role by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing their applications.

Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students in 1,326 eligible counties across 40 states pursuing degrees in ag-related fields. To be considered, each applicant is required to receive endorsements from at least three local farmers. Both FFA members and non-FFA members are eligible to apply. With support from the Monsanto Fund, more than $1.1 million in scholarships has been awarded to students since Grow Ag Leaders piloted in 2014. For the list of winners or more information, visit GrowAgLeaders.com.

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is part of the America’s Farmers community outreach initiative. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Communities and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.

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