NEW PARIS – National Trail High School student Suzanne Kimball has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. In the fall, Kimball will study agricultural education at Wilmington College.
Kimball exemplifies the quality of students who are selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, according to officials. “Suzanne is thoughtful, dedicated and hard working. She always puts the other students and FFA members before herself and understands no goal is too big. She has served as a chapter officer in the FFA for two years and is going to pursue a career in Agricultural Education,” said Eric Kennel, FFA Advisor at National Trail High School.
The future of agriculture relies on talented young people like Kimball to fill thousands of jobs in a variety of fields, such as plant science, engineering, communications, finance and more, Grow Ag Leaders officials said in a press release. Grow Ag Leaders raises awareness of diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides 352 scholarships nationwide to support student’s post high school ag education.
Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in ag-related fields. To be considered, each applicant is required to receive endorsements from at least three local farmers. Both FFA members and non-FFA members are eligible to apply. With support from the Monsanto Fund, more than $1.1 million in scholarships has been awarded to students since Grow Ag Leaders piloted in 2014. For a complete list of recipients or more information, visit GrowAgLeaders.com.
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is part of the America’s Farmers community outreach initiative. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Communities and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.