(Posted on Jan 07)
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INDIANAPOLIS January, 2019/National FFA Organization – LandMark Implement is pleased to announce they are working with FFAtoaward college scholarships to local members. This is the seventh year of the John Deere Scholarship program. Last year, John Deere, awarded more than $230,000 in scholarships.
LandMark Implement is sponsoring five scholarships to schools across Nebraska and Kansas valuing $2,000 each through the National FFA Scholarship program. These scholarships will provide financial aid to FFA members attending to four year colleges.
"LandMark Implement believes in agricultural education," said Landmark’s recruiter, Deanna Karmazin. "FFA develops a members’ potential and helps them discover their talents through hand-on experiences, which gives them the tools to achieve real-world success in the work place. We like to hire FFA members because we know they come to the company already equipped with the tools to be successful.”
In 2018, more than 1,800 scholarships worth more than $2.8 million were awarded to FFA members through the National FFA Scholarship program, with more than 120 sponsors participating in the program. More than 8,800 students applied for these scholarships last year. This year, scholarship applications are available online through Feb. 06, 2019 at www.FFA.org/Scholarships
The National FFA Organization’s 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. For more information, visit the National FFA Organization online, on Facebook and Twitter.
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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.