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National FFA Foundation Hands Out Two Million Nationally in Scholarships- Including $60,000 to Oklahoma FFA Members

Mon, 04 May 2020 15:07:16 CDT

National FFA Foundation Hands Out Two Million Nationally in Scholarships- Including $60,000 to Oklahoma FFA Members


The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation recently announced their 2020 scholarship winners.


FFA awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to 1,323 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 103 sponsors.


More than 6,800 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards. Approximately one in every four students who applied was awarded a scholarship. The scholarships were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs. The average recipient had a GPA of 3.82 on a 4.0 scale.


A total of 48 Oklahoma FFA members were awarded 49 scholarships from the National Organization. One of the highest single scholarships in the country went to Carsen Edwards of Balko FFA, winning a $10,000 scholarship awarded by FFA and sponsored by Darling Ingredients, Inc. Andrew Houk of Fairview pulled down two $1,000 scholarships in the announcement. Click here for the complete list of Oklahoma Scholarship winners from the sponsors awarded through the National FFA Foundation. The 49 scholarships awarded Oklahoma FFA members totaled $60,000.


This year marks the 36th year for the scholarship program, which began in 1984 with 16 scholarships offered. Since then, more than $50 million has been awarded in scholarship funds through the National FFA Organization.

The selection process takes into account the whole student, including FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills, academics and financial need.


“FFA members are the next generation of leaders who will change the world. We are excited to be able to support them on the next steps in their educational journeys,” said Michele Sullivan, senior manager of local engagement for the organization.


A list of recipients is available Here. Recipients are listed first by the states in which their high schools are located and then alphabetically by student first name.




   

 

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