Every year, Grow Ag Leaders awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying in ag-related fields. In 2020, more than 350 scholarships totaling more than $500,000 will be awarded across the U.S.
Agriculture creates nearly 54,000 jobs each year, and almost half of these go unfilled. It’s up to farming communities to remind students that a career in ag is beneficial to both their own personal success stories and our growing population. Grow Ag Leaders asks farmers to endorse high school seniors or college students for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to support their higher education studies in ag-related fields.
The 2020 Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Program is now closed. Winners will be announced via the FFA website in May, 2020. Information on next year’s program will be posted in November 2020.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by Bayer Fund, has awarded over $53 million to nonprofits, schools and ag youth across rural America.
Here’s what students are saying about the program.