LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Monty’s Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, industry, is now accepting applications from South Carolina students for four, $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
To be eligible students must also meet criteria including:
• Resides in South Carolina — Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee or Virginia residents are also eligible to apply
• Live on a family farm
• Plan to pursue post-secondary education and study agronomy and crop science, sustainable agriculture, soil science or soil conservation
• Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25
• Have participated in community service
A complete list of criteria is listed online at www.montysplantfood.com.
Scholarship applications are available online at www.ffa.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2013. The Monty’s Plant Food Company scholarships will be awarded in May.
“FFA is a wonderful leadership program and we are proud to partner with such an influential organization to offer scholarships to young people in agriculture,” said Dennis Stephens, president, Monty’s Plant Food Company. “We value education and are pleased to help students pursue a college degree.”