Eight high school students who are part of the National FFA Organization will be chosen to received $1,000 grants from Novartis Animal Health US.
The grants will give students a chance to be involved in an animal health-based Supervised Agricultural Experience project, involving research, employment in an ag business or an entrepreneurial effort that involves operating an ag-related enterprise.
Novartis will support SAE projects in the categories of beef production, dairy production, swine production and veterinary medicine.
The 2010 SAE grant application period opened on September 1, 2010 and the deadline to submit grant applications is Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. SAE grant winners will be announced in December 2010. To be eligible for a SAE grant, students must be in the seventh through 11th grade during the 2010 calendar year, have an SAE and be a member of FFA.
Additional information regarding these grant opportunities can be found on the National FFA Organization website: www.ffa.org/programs/view/dsp_sae.cfm.