*ND Ag in the Classroom Mini Grants-- Due Sept. 21 - $13,000 to be used for all project
*TransCanada Corporation's "FFA is Living to Serve" Grants--Due November 20
*Blue Jackets Bright Futures-- Due November 6 (last year more than 260 jackets were given away)
*Beginning SAE Grants-- Due November 15 @ 5pm PST (no exceptions) ($15,000 to be used on grants) Students cannot receive more than one beginning grant
*Expansion SAE Grants-- Due November 15 @ 5pm PST (no exceptions) ($15,000 to be used on grants) Students cannot receive more than one expansion grant
*Washington Leadership Conference-- Due date to be announced. (4 full registrations and 11-$300 scholarships) Funds are from the foundation, AT&T, the Steinberger Family, and the ND FFA Foundation
*Application for College Scholarships-- ($11,000) Foundation college scholarships available for ND FFA members. Due March 1. Apply here.
Explanation of Opportunities
*The ND Ag in the Classroom Mini Grants: The North Dakota Ag in the Classroom Council is offering grants up to $500 to groups or individuals sponsoring programs or projects that promote agricultural literacy. A total of $13,000 will be awarded. Grants may be awarded for less than the full amount requested, based upon the discretion of the granting committee and the funds available. The proposed project must be targeted to young people from 5-18 years of age and should enhance student knowledge of the contribution made by agriculture. Proposed projects or events designed to reach large groups of students will be given preference, as will those that involve innovative approaches to promoting agricultural literacy.
*Blue Jackets Bright Futures: Former FFA members, alumni, business and industry leaders, and other supporters of the ND FFA annually make donations to this fund for the purchase of new FFA jackets for FFA members who currently don't own one. If you know of a FFA member who could use a jacket encourage them to fill out an application for this program (Don’t forget to fill out both pages - due November 6 annually). If YOU can contribute to this program simply send a $74 donation to the ND FFA Foundation indicating its use for the Blue Jackets program. No more than 10 applications are allowed per chapter.
*Beginning SAE Grant Program(made possible through Bakk Farm funds): Grants for 8th and 9th grade FFA members to develop or expand an SAE project. ($15,000 to be spent) If you have received a Beginning SAE grant in the past, you are not eligible for another one. DUE DATE IS NOVEMBER 15 @ 5pm PST (NO EXCEPTIONS) - Please apply at FFA.org.
*Expansion SAE Grant Program(made possible through Bakk Farm funds): Grants for 10th and 11th grade FFA members to begin or expand on an existing SAE project. ($15,000 to be spent) If you have received an Expansion SAE grant in the past, you are not eligible for another one. DUE DATE IS NOVEMBER 15 @ 5pm PST (NO EXCEPTIONS) - Please apply at FFA.org.
*College Scholarships There are currently 11, $1,000 college scholarships available to college students and graduating seniors. Scholarships are sponsored by the ND FFA Foundation Bakk Farm, Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers, and Allen Giese.
*Washington Leadership Conference Scholarships: Are you interested in taking your leadership skills to the highest level? Have you ever thought about how you can influence others to lead? Do you have what it takes to make a positive impact in your local community? If you have ever asked these questions of yourself, then the Washington Leadership Conference is just for you. Located in our nation's capitol, the Washington Leadership Conference is a five-day event that trains FFA members to make a positive impact in their school, local community, state and country. The conference focuses on the following areas: problem solving, relationship building, living with character, developing an attitude of serving others. The ND FFA Foundation has several scholarships for members.
There are many opportunities the ND FFA Foundation has for North Dakota FFA Chapters and FFA members. Below are just a few of the programs that could help your chapter with your community service projects, gain insight into farm safety, and help your members obtain leadership skills.
The ND FFA Foundation is a 501(3)c non-profit organization established to support the leadership development opportunities and activities of the ND FFA and agricultural education.