---- — LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Monty’s Plant Food Co., a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture industry, is accepting applications for five $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are FFA members.
To be eligible, students must also meet the following criteria: be a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia; live on a family farm; plan to pursue post-secondary education and study agronomy and crop science, sustainable agriculture, soil science or soil conservation; have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25; and have participated in community service. A complete list of criteria is listed online at www.montysplantfood.com/FFA.
Scholarship applications are available online at www.ffa.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2014. The Monty’s Plant Food Co. scholarships will be awarded in May 2014.
Each year, the National FFA awards approximately $2 million in scholarships sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation. Scholarships are awarded for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher-education plans. Students can complete one application to be considered for all scholarships offered through the National FFA Organization.