Tractor Supply announces second annual Growing Scholars program

Published 9:56 pm Sunday, February 9, 2014

Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,245 Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply stores Feb. 14-23, which includes National FFA Week.

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Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at store registers during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members.

Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supply’s Growing Scholars program will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members.

The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations.

To be eligible for the scholarship program, students must be current FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two or four-year degree or other specialized training program.

Major areas of study also will be considered when determining scholarship recipients.

Tractor Supply has been a sponsor of the National FFA Foundation for 27 years.

The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA organization.

FFA provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one th local FFA chapters.

There are of 7,570 FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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by Catherina Davidson