The National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation have awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 114 sponsors.
More than 8,800 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards. Approximately one in every five students who applied was awarded a scholarship. The scholarships were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs. The average recipient had a GPA of 3.77 on a 4.0 scale, and the average class rank was 23 out of 261.
This year marks the 34th year for the scholarship program, which began in 1984 with 16 scholarships offered. Since then, more than $50 million has been awarded in scholarship funds through the National FFA Organization.
The selection process takes into account the whole student, including FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills and academics.
A list of recipients from Virginia is available on the scholarship results webpage on FFA.org. Recipients are listed first by the states in which their high schools are located and then alphabetically by student last name.
For a snapshot of scholarship results, view the 2018 scholarship infographic.
Detailed instructions on how to claim scholarships will be mailed to the recipients in late May. Recipients who have not received instructions by July 1, 2018, should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for the 2019 scholarship program will be available on FFA.org Nov. 15, 2018.