The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) scholarship to Meredith Oglesby of the Hillsboro High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by ADM as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Oglesby plans to pursue a degree at Ohio State University – Columbus.
This scholarship is one of 1,820 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 116 sponsors contribute more than $2.6 million to support scholarships for students. For 32 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. This funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2016 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,383 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rio and the Virgin Islands.
Submitted by Tom Oglesby.