The National FFA Organization awarded a $ 1,000.00 Cargill Community scholarship to Ethan Porter of MORGAN HS FFA. Cargill Community Scholarship Program, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Ethan plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Weber State University (UT). This scholarship is one of 1,521 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year. Currently, 129 corporate sponsors generously contribute over $1 .9 million to support this program. This is the 27th year that scholarships have been made available through the National FFA Foundation by business and industry sponsors to reward and encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals. Scholarship recipients were selected from 7,649 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience program in agricultural education and future goals. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more information visit www.ffa.org,and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and FFA Nation.