Ag News

Feb. 1 deadline to apply for Monsanto scholarships

To help develop tomorrow’s leaders, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will partner with farmers to award more than $500,000 to deserving students pursuing ag-related degrees in 2018.

Administered by the National FFA Organization (FFA), these scholarships are awarded in $1,500 increments to students looking to pursue post-secondary education in ag-related fields of study. Eligible fields of study are not solely limited to “traditional” ag-related fields, such as farming and agronomy, but also include education, engineering, mathematics, data science, and communications, among many others.

Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are open to students 23 years of age and under who live in eligible counties, and are looking to enroll or are currently enrolled in trade schools, community colleges and four-year universities. Students need not be FFA members to apply. The deadline for students to apply is Feb. 1 and students must obtain two farmer endorsements of their application by Feb. 8.

A complete list of program rules, eligibility requirements and information on the program is available at