Scholarships & Entrepreneur Grants

Each spring, the Woodbury FFA Friends, Family, and Alumni Association accepts scholarship and entrepreneur grant applications from senior year students residing in Region 14 or a designated sending district town 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.

2018 applications are now closed.

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 Banquet on May 24th, 2018.  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 after high school
  • Must plan to major/concentrate in an agriscience related field
  • Additional considerations:
    • FFA participation
    • Agriscience 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
    • Parental support of the student, the FFA and the agri-science program

NON-Agriscience related scholarship | One $500 Scholarship Available

  • Must be 2018 Nonnewaug High School Senior
  • Must be attending college or pursuing some other program after high school
  • Must articulate motivations behind decision to pursue career outside of agriculture
  • Must have unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 3.0
  • Must have 750 cumulative SAE hours by 3/1/18
  • Must participate in five senior year FFA events before 3/1/18
  • Additional considerations:
    • FFA participation
    • Agriscience related employment / SAE
    • Ability to articulate the value of the FFA and agriscience program
    • Willingness to contribute to the agriscience program and the FFA chapter post-graduation
    • Parental support of the student, the FFA and the agriscience program

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 existing business
  • Must provide detailed business plan
  • NOTE: A student may not apply for both an entrepreneur grant and a scholarship
  • Considerations:
    • FFA participation
    • Agriscience related employment / SAE
    • Ability to articulate the value of the FFA and agriscience program
    • Willingness to contribute to the agriscience program and the FFA chapter post-graduation
    • Parental support of the student, the FFA and the agriscience program