Owens awarded Cargill Community scholarship

Monday, August 1, 2011

The National FFA Organization recently awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community scholarship to Ethan Owens of Slater High School FFA.

Cargill Community Scholarship Program, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Ethan plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Missouri State University in Springfield.

This scholarship was one of 1,521 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year. Currently, 129 corporate sponsors contribute over $1.9 million to support this program. This is the 27th year that scholarships have been made available through the National FFA Foundation by business and industry sponsors to reward and encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.

Scholarship recipients were selected from 7,649 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant's academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agriculture experience program in agricultural education and future goals.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states.