We aim to make America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders as easy to understand as possible. Of course, there are times we need to provide students and farmers with additional detail about the program. Here are some of the most frequent questions we hear.
What is the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program?
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, partners with farmers to award rural youth $1,500 scholarships to support their studies in ag-related fields after high school. Farmers play a fundamental role in the Program by promoting this opportunity to local students and endorsing applications. In 2019, more than $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students across the country. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are available in a variety of fields including: farming, agronomy, business, education, science, technology, communications, and more.
Who can apply?
Students applying for a scholarship must be under the age of 23, be a high school senior or a full-time college student, have at least a 2.5 GPA, be pursuing or intending to pursue an ag-related degree in an eligible field of study and meet any and all other Program eligibility requirements as provided on the National FFA Website. For more details, see official rules.
Can a participant be eligible for the Program this year if he/she received a Program scholarship last year?
Yes. Applicants are eligible to receive the scholarship once as a high school senior and once while enrolled in a post-secondary institution. No student may receive more than two scholarships during their academic career.
How are the winners selected?
Scholarship applications will be judged and selected by the National FFA Organization from a pool of eligible applicants based on the criteria and Program eligibility requirements set out on the FFA website. For more information, check out the FFA website at www.ffa.org/scholarships or our official rules.
Why is the Bayer Fund sponsoring the Program?
The Program was created in response to farmer requests to help keep rural youth involved in agriculture – and the Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program is just one way to provide opportunities to students to earn scholarships for post-secondary education in a wide variety of fields of study pertaining to agriculture.