APPLETON, Wis. (February 19, 2021) – Fleet Farm is proud to honor the 2020-2021 recipients of the National Future Farmers of America Organization/Fleet Farm scholarship awards. Marking the 25th year of the scholarship program, Fleet Farm awarded seven $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors headed to college. Applicants must be members of FFA and reside in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota; they also must demonstrate notable academic achievement.
“We are thrilled to support these wonderful students with scholarship funds for their first year of college,” said Mark Stelzl, Divisional Vice President of Farm and Pet at Fleet Farm. “Future Farmers of America is an important partner to Fleet Farm, and we look forward to seeing what these FFA students will do in college and beyond.”
Each year, through the National FFA Foundation, Fleet Farm supports seven $1,000 scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals.
Here are the student scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 academic year:
- Isaac Mccormick, McCook Central FFA, is attending the University of South Dakota and pursuing a degree in Agricultural Finance. “I have worked very hard in many activities in the FFA throughout high school, and I am very proud to receive this award,” he said.
- Elizabeth Wilhelm, West Dubuque FFA, is a freshman at Iowa State University studying for a degree in Agricultural Education. “By awarding me with this honor, you have lightened the financial burden of secondary education and will allow me to focus on the most important aspect of attending Iowa State: learning,” she said.
- Megan Rodine, Oakes-Sargent Central FFA, is attending North Dakota State University and has chosen a degree in Agricultural Business. “I have been fortunate to be a part of FFA for the last six years. This student-led organization has allowed me to grow my knowledge about agriculture and also grow as a leader. This organization has allowed me to travel to D.C., Indianapolis, and all over North Dakota,” she said.
- Emmett Bickett, Worthington FFA, is a freshman at South Dakota State University and pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business. He said, “This scholarship is important to me because it will give me financial peace of mind while I attend South Dakota State University. I will continue to represent FFA to my full ability.”
- Emily Dahlke, Adams-Friendship FFA, is attending University of Wisconsin-River Falls and studying for a degree in Pre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences. Emily said, “Thank you so much for helping my dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian become a reality. Thank you again for your continued support of FFA and its members.”
- Kayla Reed, Pulaski FFA, is a freshman at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point studying Fisheries and Aquatic Science and Water Resources with a minor in biology. Kayla said, “With my educational goals, your scholarship award helps to alleviate and lessen my future student debt. Thank you and I am very honored to have been a recipient of your Fleet Farm Scholarship!”
- Adrienne Lipinski, Eden Valley-Watkins FFA, is attending South Dakota State University and pursuing a degree in Agricultural Communications. “Agriculture has always been an important and constant part of my life. I grew up on a small farm raising pigs, beef cattle, and chickens,” she said. “I have been very active in FFA, it has helped me discover my true passion for ag and I knew I wanted to become an advocate. Thank you again for your support!”
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