Bill Kirk Scholarship Endowment

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15, 2021

Friday
Awarded By:

National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately one award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must have a valid U.S. mailing address and attend a U.S. postsecondary institution.
  3. Must be a high school senior.
  4. Must be a member of FFA.
  5. Must be less than 23 years of age at time of application.
  6. Must plan to enroll full time (actively attending classes and enrolled in 12 or more credit hours).
  7. Must pursue a four-year degree in agricultural education or agricultural sciences.
  8. Must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are members of Future Farmers of America and pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural education or agricultural sciences. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the Bill Kirk Scholarship Endowment are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
  • Signature page
Additional Information: Preference will be given to applicants with local, state, or national leadership experience. Please note: Students are eligible for only one scholarship as a high school senior and only one scholarship while enrolled in a postsecondary institution. Under no circumstances should a student apply twice at the same grade level. The scholarship award process is automated. Scholarship recipients are selected based on individual applications meeting eligibility and sponsor criteria requirements. Applications are scored based on the following rubric: academic achievement, 30 points maximum; leadership, 30 points maximum; community service, 10 points maximum; Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), 30 points maximum. Selectors conduct a thorough visual review to determine the recipient(s) once narrowed down to only the top candidates. All notifications will be sent out at the end of May following the selection process. In addition, a listing of all recipients will be posted on the FFA website by May 1.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. The award amount is not guaranteed. All scholarships are paid with the understanding that, unless otherwise indicated, the money will be used for tuition, fees, books, and equipment required for classes to attain a vocational diploma or college degree from a postsecondary vocational/technical school or from a college or university.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 15, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 15, 2021

The scholarship application must be completed online via the student's Agricultural Career Network (AgCN) account. The student needs to submit only one application; he/she will automatically be considered for all awards for which he/she is qualified. The student should obtain the following information prior to completing the online application: school address; school phone number; FFA advisor's name and email address; grade point average on a 4.0 scale (unweighted); class rank; total number of students in his/her class; ACT and/or SAT scores; information for a local newspaper (including email address); and principal's name and email address. As part of the online application, the student must submit the following items: an essay of 1,000 characters or less (including spaces) describing his/her career, educational, and personal goals that he/she would like to achieve in the next 10 years; and a statement of 1,000 characters or less (including spaces) explaining why the scholarship committee should choose him/her as the scholarship recipient. To be considered for this award, the student must also complete the financial analysis section of the application. The online application must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on January 15 for FFA advisor approval. After submission of the online application, the student must print the signature page and obtain appropriate endorsements. Please note: An FFA member must obtain FFA advisor electronic approval before the signature page can be printed. Non-FFA members may print the signature page immediately after submission of the online application. The signature page cannot be accessed after 11:59 p.m. EST on January 22.
Contact: Carrie Powers
Address: P.O. Box 68960 6060 FFA Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-0960

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