ND FFA PROGRAMS
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 essay contest. Applications are due annually Nov. 15th. Click here to apply.
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. Click here to sponsor by donating a jacket (or jackets!).
Funds have been made available by the ND FFA Foundation to assist ND’s American FFA Degree recipients attend the National FFA Convention. If you have met the following criteria AND you attend the National FFA Convention to receive your degree, you are eligible for $250 to assist with your travel. You must complete and submit an application by October 15. Click here to apply.
If you are traveling to the National FFA Convention to receive your degree, click here to download the orientation packet from the National FFA Organization.
Made possible through Bakk Farm funds, these grants are for 8th and 9th grade FFA members to develop or expand an SAE project. Up to $1,000 will be awarded per application based on the applicant’s needs and use of funds. If you have received a Beginning SAE grant in the past, you are not eligible for another one. Click here to apply. Applications are due November 15th 5pm PST.
Made possible through Bakk Farm funds, these grants are for 10th and 11th grade FFA members hoping to begin or expand an existing SAE project. Up to $1,000 will be awarded per application based on the applicant’s needs and use of funds. If you have received an Expansion SAE grant in the past, you are not eligible for another one. Click here to apply (FFA.org). Applications are due November 15th 5pm PST.
Each year the ND FFA Foundation awards $1,000 college scholarships to eligible college students and graduating seniors. These scholarships are sponsored by the ND FFA Foundation Bakk Farm, Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers, CHS Foundation, Asgrow/Dekalb/Channel/Rea/Monsanto and Allen Giese.
Applicants may apply for each category of scholarship they are eligible for. The two categories of scholarships available:
- Bakk Farm Scholarships
Current and former ND FFA members are eligible for these $1,000 scholarships. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing degrees in or related to the agriculture industry. Two of these scholarships have a preference for applicants seeking a degree in agricultural education OR students who are currently enrolled in Agricultural Education at the collegiate level in the state of North Dakota with the intent on teaching in the state of ND.
- Allen Giese Scholarships
This scholarship is open to all current high school seniors who have been enrolled in agricultural education courses and FFA, who are going to pursue post-secondary education in any field of study. Preference for one of the two scholarships will be given to a student of Wahpeton High School or a student of the Southeast Region Career and Technology Center. Up to two $1,000 scholarships awarded per year.
Scholarship applications are due annually. This year, the deadline falls on January 23, 2021. To apply for one, or both of these scholarships, click here.
To assist in creating a successful application, the scoring rubric given to the judges of the scholarship applications is as follows:
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 capital, 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. Applications are due annually on March 15th. To apply for this scholarship, click here.
This grant program is offered by the North Dakota FFA Foundation through funds generated by the Star Partner Program. The purpose of this grant is to provide supplemental funding for learning and leadership activities for students who are members of an agriculture based, postsecondary student organization, club, or society affiliated with a North Dakota institution of higher education. Applications will be accepted from any North Dakota postsecondary student organization with an agricultural focus.
Applications will be accepted twice in the calendar year and should be emailed to [email protected]:
September 15 deadline – notification of award by October 1.
December 1 deadline – notification of award by December 15.
Click here to download the application.
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. Grants may be awarded for less than the full amount requested, based upon the discretion of the granting committee and the funds available. The minimum dollar amount awarded is $250.
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.
Applications for Ag in the Classroom grants are due annually on October 1st.
Click here for this grant’s application.
If you were a recipient of this grant, click here to complete your final report showing the use-of-funds. Please note: This must be done in order to qualify for future funding.
The goal of the Bakk Grant is to provide financial assistance for farmers and ranchers who enroll in a ND Farm Business Management Program.
The Bakk Grant details:
1. Two-year grant; and 2. Approved applicants will receive $500 each year to use towards program tuition. Once approved for the first year, the second year is contingent upon the applicant enrolling in their respective program for the second year. Numerous applications are received and 6 scholarships are given each year. Applications are due annually on December 1st. Click here to apply.