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State foundation offers new FFA scholarship

The Minnesota FFA Foundation announces that the James W. Tracy scholarship is available to Minnesota high school seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S. (certificate, diploma or degree) and studyi...

The Minnesota FFA Foundation announces that the James W. Tracy scholarship is available to Minnesota high school seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S. (certificate, diploma or degree) and studying agriculture or animal husbandry.

The scholarship will award five $1,000 scholarships.

The scholarship is possible due to the generosity of James W. Tracy, a farmer from Dennison, who lost his battle with illness in 2014. Tracy had a deep love for the land, farming and the desire to support youth, which lead him to donate his farm to the Minnesota FFA Foundation. Generations of young people studying agriculture will benefit from this donation through the James W. Tracy Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded based on leadership, involvement, agriculture interest and financial need. Applicants will be required to complete the application, write an essay and submit two letters of recommendation.

The guidelines and application can be found on www.mnffafoundation.org . Applications are due before or on Feb. 1, 2016.

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Scholarship recipients will be announced by May 1.

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