This is a Microsoft Excel version of the National FFA Scholarship Application. Its purpose is to provide a format in which the information may be typed, printed, signed and mailed to the National FFA Organization. More information regarding other formats of this application is available on the Internet at: www.ffa.org (Go to Site Index - S - 2005 Scholarship Program) If you have questions, please contact Carrie Powers at 317-802-4321 or email@example.com
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A NATIONAL FFA SCHOLARSHIP?
The National FFA Scholarship program is available to: - FFA members in their senior year of high school. - FFA members who are high school graduates preparing to enroll in their first year of education beyond high school. - Current FFA members who are enrolled in college.
Each FFA member is eligible to receive only one scholarship during the time they are a high school senior or as an out-of-school FFA member preparing to enroll in their first year of post-secondary education. A second scholarship may be awarded to an FFA member who received a scholarship as a high school senior and who applies again as a currently enrolled college student. Currently enrolled college students are eligible to receive only one National FFA scholarship during the course of their entire post-secondary enrollment. HOW TO APPLY? 1. Read the application and general instructions before you start to complete each section. Use only the 2005 application form. A typed application is required. Only typed applications will be eligible. 2. Complete all sections of the application as accurately as possible. Put your name on the top of each page of the application. Make sure that all signatures required for eligibility are included. 3. Read through the 2005 SCHOLARSHIP BOOK so that you are aware of the eligibility criteria that is necessary for some of the scholarships. Some scholarships require signatures. 4. Complete the parent financial analysis. This information is not required. However, it will be needed to be considered for many of the scholarships. 5. Do not attach anything to the application: no transcripts, photos, ethnic certifications, letters of recommendations or additional statements. Statements must fit in the space provided on the application. Any attachments to the application will be removed and discarded once the application arrives at the scholarship office. 6. Only students who have been awarded a scholarship will receive a notification letter by June 2005. 7. Submit your application as early as possible. Snowstorms or other inclement weather will not be acceptable reasons for missing the February 15, 2005, postmark deadline.
Applications post-marked after February 15, 2005, will be disqualified.
The 2005 scholarship application is the only acceptable official form that will be considered. However, photocopies are also considered official applications. It is recommended that prior to completing the application, you review all the information and scholarships listed in the booklet to determine those for which you are eligible. You will not be considered for a scholarship if your application is incomplete. Due to the size of the scholarship booklet and the number of requests that are received, FFA is unable to fax the application. Additional copies can be sent via overnight service at your expense. The application is also available to download at www.ffa.org. The application may be printed directly from your computer screen, but it cannot be downloaded into another format. Scholarship recipients are selected by a scholarship committee that thoroughly reviews the specific requirement(s) for each scholarship and makes sure individual applications meet the eligibility requirements. Most scholarships are provided as cash awards in the form of a check made out to the recipient and their intended school unless otherwise indicated in the sponsor description. Scholarship checks are mailed after FFA receives the acceptance agreement form, a copy of the official class schedule that shows that the recipient is a full-time student for the first term in school and a copy of the thank you note sent to the scholarship sponsor. For currently enrolled college students, official class schedules must be for the next term or semester in school. Class schedules are proof that recipients are registered for classes and are pursuing an educational program as required by each scholarship sponsor. All scholarships are paid with the understanding that the money will be used for tuition, fees, books and equipment required for classes to attain a vocational diploma or college degree from a post secondary vocational/technical school or from a college or university. The type of eligible school will depend on the requirement of each scholarship. IMPORTANT NOTE #1 Timely submission is ultimately the applicant’s responsibility, not the advisor's or guidance counselor's. Applicants should thoroughly review the application to check for all required signatures and completeness before it is mailed. Incomplete sections of the application may prevent an applicant from being considered for a scholarship. IMPORTANT NOTE #2 The National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program does not utilize the services of any scholarship search companies. Applicants interested in National FFA scholarships should not send money or information to any companies. All questions regarding this program should be directed to the National FFA Center at 317-802-4321. IMPORTANT NOTE #3 Applicants should submit only one application to the National FFA Center.
Instructions for the 2005 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Application
I. APPLICANT INFORMATION (Required) All parts of this section must be completed. Complete all checkboxes with appropriate answers. II. STUDENT CERTIFICATION (Required) Information is required to judge application. III. SIGNATURES (Required) Signatures are required from the applicant’s FFA advisor, guidance counselor or principal, the applicant and a parent/guardian (unless the applicant is over 21 or was claimed as an independent on previous year’s tax form). Any missing signatures will cause the application to be disqualified. IV. SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (SAE) (Required) In Section A, explain how you started your SAE, how your program has developed and how your SAE relates to your future goals. (NOTE: College students may substitute work experience.) Include a detailed description of your responsibilities, the size and scope of your SAE and the percentage of ownership. V. LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES (Required) In Section A, list all major FFA activities and the level of participation. Do not repeat any activities. Group all offices held as one activity, all career development events as one activity, etc. In Section B, list all major non-FFA activities including school and/or community activities. Do not repeat any activities. VI. STUDENT STATEMENT (Required) In the allotted space, explain why the scholarship committee should choose you as a scholarship recipient. VII. ESSAY This essay is for the Monsanto/National Association of Farm Broadcasters Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship ONLY! VIII. ADVISOR’S STATEMENT (Required) The applicant’s FFA advisor is required to submit a statement of recommendation for the applicant. IX. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (OPTIONAL) Information supplied here is only used for scholarships that have a financial need requirement. This information helps the scholarship selection committee have a better understanding of an applicant’s current financial status. This information will not be shared in any way with sponsors or post-secondary institutions. X. NEWSPAPER INFORMATION Your scholarship sponsor may submit news releases announcing your scholarship to local papers. XI. FAMILY INFORMATION (Required) This information is required to verify an application. XII. ACADEMIC INFORMATION (Required) This information is required to score and judge an application. XIII. ADVISOR CERTIFICATION (Required) Advisor must certify that this information is correct about the applicant. XIV. FORD SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION This information is only required for the Ford Truck Scholarship Program. Visit www.ffa.org to see a listing of participating Ford dealers in your area. XV. CARGILL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION This information is only required for the Cargill Scholarship Program. Call 888-476-9332 to see if there is a participating Cargill facility in your area.
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IV. SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (SAE) -- 30 points possible (Required-Both parts A and B)
A. Essay 1 - Explain briefly how you started your SAE, how it has developed and how it relates to your future goals. (College students need to briefly explain additional experiences since entering college.) My SAE program is very comprehensive, in includes: Beef Production, Oil Crop Production, and Feed Grain Production as well as numerous hours of farm labor. When I was younger, I had to work on the farm and help my father with farm chores and other farming activities. I became introduced to tractors early in my life and ever since then, my responsibilities have increased. Even today I am learning how to do new things. As a freshman, my FFA advisor talked to me about starting an SAE program. I decided to raise ten beef steers because my father had all the supplies and machinery that I needed to successfully raise beef cattle. My sophomore year, I wanted to supplement my beef cattle production with some type of crop production. I decided to plant seven acres of soybeans, and I also expanded my beef cattle production to 20 beef steers. My junior year, I wanted to diversify my SAE even more, so I planted seven acres of barley. Once again, I expanded my beef and soybean production to 20 steers and 19 acres of soybeans. My senior year, I expanded it even more. I raised 100 beef steers, 24 acres of soybeans, and 24 acres of barley. My freshman year of college, I raised fewer beef cattle because I wasn't home as much to help with chores, and the pastures for my cattle weren’t very good because of lack of rain. As a sophomore in college, I am in the process of buying cattle right now. While in college, I have found out what real life is like and what the value of a dollar really means. If I had any problems with my money in high school, my parents would loan me some money, but that isn't the case in college. My father works off the farm, so I have, and still do, put in many hours of farm labor during the summers. I really like working on the farm because it is taking me closer to accomplishing one of my goals. One goal that I have in life is to become a farmer. My SAE program is helping me improve my chances of becoming a farmer and for me to become successful at it. I have learned many skills such as good record keeping and how to create a budget for the year's ending. All of these things are valuable assets that will help me in my future with whatever I do. Ultimately, I want to be involved in a career that will provide a stable income for my family and me. My SAE program has and continues to make my goal of becoming a farmer a reality.
B. Describe the type of work, responsibility or career activities that became a part of your SAE while in FFA. Depending on the nature of each responsibility, the terms used to describe may include hours worked, number of acres, head of livestock, earnings, etc. Type of Work or Enterprise, Major % Year Size/Scope Responsibilities or Career Activities Ownership Year 1 Beef Production 100 10 yearling steers Mo. Yr. to Yr. Jan 1. 1998 Dec. 31, 1998 Beef Production Soybean Production Farm Placement 20 yearling steers 7 acres 797 hours 100 100 Farm Placement 615 hours
Year 2 Mo. Yr. to Yr. Jan. 1, 1999 Dec. 31, 1999
Year 3 Mo. Yr. to Yr. Jan. 1, 2000 Dec. 31, 2000
Beef Production Soybean Production Barley Production Farm Placement
30 yearling steers 19 acres 7 acres 850 hours
100 100 100
Year 4 Mo. Yr. to Yr.
Beef Production Soybean Production Barley Production Farm Placement
100 yearling steers 24 acres 24 acres 938 hours
100 100 100
Jan. 1, 2001 Dec. 31, 2001
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