BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — 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.
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 used 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 will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients.
In addition to the Growing Scholars program, Tractor Supply and the National FFA Foundation have many other joint initiatives, including the FFA horse evaluation career development event, National FFA Week and the annual National Association of Agricultural Educators Conference.
At an individual store level, Tractor Supply continually hosts fund-raising events and works closely with local FFA chapters and high school agriculture advisors to provide resources and leverage synergies.
For more information on Tractor Supply, visit www.TractorSupply.com.
For more, on the FFA visit the National FFA Foundation at www.FFA.org/Give.