Kimberly Croxville of the Elsberry R-II FFA Chapter has been awarded a AGCO Finance Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 by the National FFA Organization.
The scholarship is sponsored by AGCO Finance as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Croxville, who is a 2014 graduate of Elsberry High School, said she plans to use the funds in pursuit of a degree at the University of Columbia.
Croxville’s scholarship is one of 1,786 awarded this year through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program.
Currently, 126 sponsors contribute more than $2.2 million in support of student scholarships.
For 30 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation.
This generous funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to help encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2014 scholarship recipients were selected from 6,315 applicants from across the country.
Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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