Chapter Resource Corner

FFA's success begins at the chapter level

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of youth and impacting their lives one day at a time. The Minnesota FFA Foundation is committed to support your work to ensures the growth and development of the next generation of leaders for agriculture. We know you are incredibly busy shaping the lives of our youth each day, so hope this page is an easy resource to provide you with all necessary information pertinent to the Foundation in one place.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • October 15th, 2020  -  Blue Jackets Bright Futures student applications due​​.  Apply here:

  • October 31st, 2020   -  Legacy Club Grant applications due.  Apply here:

  • February 1, 2021     -    James Tracy Scholarship applications due.  Apply here:

Information & Resources:

Blue Jackets Bright Futures - Student applications are due October 15th. Students are responsible for completing the online application. A review team will review all applications and teachers will be notified by email by November 15th. Foundation Staff will then mail a packet to Ag Teachers at their schools who have recipients of the program. The packet will include a congratulations letter, a stamped and addressed thank you note to be completed and sent to the sponsor, and a gift card to the National FFA Store to place the order for your students jacket and scarf / tie.

Students apply here:

Blue Jackets - Bright Futures program brochure for download: 

Flyers for you to promote the program in your classroom can be downloaded here:

Questions on the Blue Jackets Bright Futures Program can be directed to:  Amanda Sommers, Program Coordinator

Phone: (507)461-2214  OR  Email: amanda.sommers@mnffafoundation.org

Legacy Club Grant Applications - Applications are due October 31st.  The Minnesota FFA Foundation established the Legacy Club recognizing that success begins at the chapter level. We value the work that you do to grow opportunities for your students and want to support that. The Legacy Club mission is to raise funds for chapters across the state through a grant program. We are pleased to offer Legacy Club Grants to support your work.  Consider applying for a grant to support areas that you feel will grow your chapter.  New Chapters (1-3 years) can apply for up to $1,500 in support, and existing chapters can apply for up to $1,000 in support. Teachers will be notified after 

Chapter Advisors apply here: 

Legacy Club program brochure for download: 

Questions on the Legacy Club Program can be directed to:  Val Aarsvold, Executive Director

Phone: (507)259-3586 OR  Email: val.aarsvold@mnffafoundation.org

James Tracy Scholarship Applications - Student applications are due February 1.  This will be the 6th year the Minnesota FFA Foundation will be offering the James W. Tracy Scholarships for your students.  The James Tracy scholarship program was established because of a Northfield area farmer, James W. Tracy.  The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to bring life to James Tracy's dream of supporting youth in agriculture, keep rural America strong, and support FFA and 4-H members by providing scholarships to youth involved in agriculture. More than 15 - $1,000 scholarships will be awarded based on the criteria below.  Students will apply for the program online.  A review team will review all applications and teachers & recipients will be notified by email by May 1st. Foundation Staff will then mail a packet to recipients at their homes which includes a certificate and details about how to redeem their scholarship. Upon completion of their Fall semester at a post-secondary school, the scholarship recipient will need to send a transcript (copy / scan acceptable) to the MN FFA Foundation showing satisfactory progress. Transcript can be emailed to: val.aarsvold@mnffafoundation.org. Once transcript is received by the MN FFA Foundation, a check will be sent to the scholarship recipient.Encourage your students to apply that meet the following requirements below:

 

Scholarship Eligibility: 

  • Must be a resident of Minnesota

  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S.

  • Must plan to pursue an academic award (certificate, diploma, or degree) in agriculture or animal husbandry

 

Application Details: 

  • Leadership, involvement, and agriculture interest

  • Essay, limited to no more than 500 words, describing what excites you about a career in an agricultural field

  • Two letters of recommendation.  Letters must be from non family members

  • Upon completion of their Fall semester at a post-secondary school, the scholarship recipient will need to send a transcript (copy acceptable) to the MN FFA Foundation showing satisfactory progress. Transcript can be emailed to: amanda.sommers@mnffafoundation.org. Once transcript is received by the MN FFA Foundation, a check will be sent to the scholarship recipient.

Students apply here: 

James Tracy Scholarship program brochure for download: 

Flyers for you to promote the program in your classroom can be downloaded here:

Questions on the James Tracy Scholarship Program can be directed to:  Amanda Sommers, Program Coordinator

Phone: (507)461-2214  OR  Email: amanda.sommers@mnffafoundation.org

CONTACT US:

PO Box 365

Plainview, MN 55964

(507)534-0188

mnffafoundation@gmail.com

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