To be eligible for the scholarships, local students must meet the following criteria:
• Be a resident of Georgia
• Live on a family farm
• Plan to pursue postsecondary education and study agronomy and crop science, sustainable agriculture, soil science or soil conservation
• Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25
• Have participated in community service
A complete list of criteria is available at www.montysplantfood.com.
Monty’s Plant Food Company — a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries — is accepting applications for four $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be given in conjunction with the National Future Farmers of America Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
Scholarship applications are available at www.ffa.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, and the scholarships will be awarded in May.
“FFA is a wonderful leadership program, and we are proud to partner with such an influential organization to offer scholarships to young people in agriculture,” said Dennis Stephens, president of Monty’s Plant Food Company. “We value education and are pleased to help students pursue a college degree.”
Each year, the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation. Scholarships are awarded for a variety of experiences, career goals and higher-education plans. Students can complete one application to be considered for all scholarships offered through the National FFA Organization.