Scholarships & Entrepreneur Grants

Each spring, the Woodbury FFA Friends, Family, and Alumni Association accepts scholarship and entrepreneur grant applications from senior year students in good standing with the Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Center.  Applications are reviewed by a committee of FFA alumni and parents. Several scholarships and grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000. Selection is based on merit, not financial need.

2019 applications must be submitted by march 26, 2019

Finalists will be invited for a brief in person interview with the selection committee in late April. Winners will be announced at the Woodbury FFA Chapter Banquet on May 23rd, 2019 at the Grand Oak Villa.  If you do not have access to Microsoft Word on your home/personal computer, please utilize laptops in the agriscience building to complete your application. If you have questions, please email the Selection Committee Chair, Dave Golembeski (dgolembeski@gmail.com). 

Requirements & Criteria

Agriscience related scholarship | Multiple Scholarships Available 

  • Must be 2018 Nonnewaug High School senior

  • Must be attending college or pursuing some other program directly following graduation from Nonnewaug High School

  • Must plan to major/concentrate in an agriculture related field

  • Additional considerations:

    • FFA participation

    • Agriculture related employment / SAE

    • Post-high school course of agricultural study / career plans

    • Ability to articulate the value of the FFA and agriscience program

    • Willingness to contribute to the agriscience program and the FFA chapter post-graduation

NON-Agriscience related scholarship | One $500 Scholarship Available

  • Must be 2018 Nonnewaug High School senior

  • Must be attending college or pursuing some other program directly following graduation from Nonnewaug High School

  • Must articulate motivations behind decision to pursue career outside of agriculture

  • Must have an unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 3.0

  • Must have 750 cumulative SAE hours by 3/1/19

  • Must participate in five senior year FFA events before 3/1/19

  • Additional considerations:

    • FFA participation

    • Agriculture related employment / SAE

    • Post-high school course of agricultural study / career plans

    • Ability to articulate the value of the FFA and agriscience program

    • Willingness to contribute to the agriscience program and the FFA chapter post-graduation

Entrepreneur Grant | Multiple Grants Available

  • Must be 2018 Nonnewaug High School senior

  • Must be planning to start an agriscience related business or be seeking additional funding for a previously started business

  • Must provide a detailed business plan

  • NOTE: A student may not apply for both an entrepreneur grant and a scholarship

  • Considerations:

    • FFA participation

    • Agriculture related employment / SAE

    • Post-high school course of agricultural study / career plans

    • Ability to articulate the value of the FFA and agriscience program

    • Willingness to contribute to the agriscience program and the FFA chapter post-graduation