Tractor Supply Company has kicked off the third annual Growing Scholars program.
Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $447,671, resulting in 334 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 1,400 Tractor Supply and Del's Feed & Farm Supply stores Feb. 20 – March 1, 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 utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10% 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.
"We can't thank Tractor Supply and its customers enough for supporting FFA, student and alumni members and agriculture education in general," said National FFA Foundation President Molly A. Ball. "The Growing Scholars program truly makes a difference in the lives of our youth."