Selection Process - America's Farmers

how farmers can help a student win a $1,500 scholarship!

Here how the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program works:


Student applies for scholarship online at between November 15 and February 1.


After successfully completing application form, student receives a unique application ID number and is required to obtain an endorsement from two farmers who live in eligible counties. The Student must provide the farmer with this application ID number.


Upon receiving the unique ID code, Farmers must visit or call 1-877-267-3332 by February 8 to endorse a student.


Winning applications are selected by the National FFA Organization.


Up to 352 scholarships will be awarded to students in the eligible counties.


Winners will be announced on the FFA website and will be posted on the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders site.

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