BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Company recently announced a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.
The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,150 Tractor Supply stores through Feb. 24, which includes National FFA Week. Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 at store registers during checkout to support local FFA chapters and their members. Ninety percent of funds raised will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be current FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients.
At an individual store level, Tractor Supply continually hosts fund-raising events and works closely with local FFA chapters and high school agriculture advisers to provide resources and leverage synergies.
Tractor Supply is located at 2808 Main St. in Newberry. The phone number is (803) 405-9666.