BTI is pleased to announce they are working with the National FFA Organization to award college scholarships to local FFA members. FFA and John Deere have a relationship more than 75 years strong. By supporting the scholarship program, John Deere hopes to identify and help develop future Deere and/or dealership employees and the next generation of community leaders.
BTI is sponsoring four $2,000 scholarships through the National FFA Scholarship program. These scholarships will provide financial aid to FFA members attending two or four year colleges. Two of the scholarships will be going to Skyline FFA members, Kayley Cook and Kami McComb. Kayley plans to go to Kansas State University and major in Agricultural Education. Kami McComb plans to attend Hutchinson Community College and major in Agricultural Communication and compete on the Livestock Judging team.
“Throughout BTI we sponsored four FFA scholarships and two of them went to Skyline FFA students, which prooves the quality of programs in our area”, said BTI Pratt Store Manager, Matt Houtwed. “We are proud of our are FFA Chapters and couldn’t be happier to be supporting two remarkable students in their future paths.”
In 2018, more than 1,800 scholarships worth more than $2.8 million were awarded to FFA members through the National FFA Scholarship program, with 120 sponsors participating in the program. This year, more than 6,000 students applied for these scholarships.