Scholarship available for ag education majors
College students majoring in agricultural education and preparing to teach off campus in the spring semester can apply for $1,500 scholarships from Texas Farm Bureau (TFB).
Scholarships will be awarded to four senior ag education students during the spring semester of off-campus student teaching.
The scholarship application is available online at my.texasfarmbureau.org and must be submitted before midnight on November 1.
The student must be part of a TFB member-family to qualify and that membership must be maintained for the duration of the scholarship.
The scholarship application includes several short answer questions and a rec ommendation form from a college or university supervisor.
More information, eligibility requirements, scholarship checklist and the recommendation form are available online at www.texafarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities.
Scholarship winners will be announced in January 2022.
“Student teaching is an invaluable experience,” Booker Young, Bandera County Farm Bureau president, said. “During that semester, those students are able to be in the classroom full time, learning from experienced agricultural science teachers.”
During the student teaching experience, the college senior is not able to have a job and is not always placed at a school district near their home or their university.
“There’s not always time for these students to have another job, because they are in the classroom all day,” Booker said. “This student teaching scholarship aims to help lift some of the financial burden on students who are preparing for careers in agricultural education.”
There are currently about 2,000 full-time agricultural science teachers in Texas and about 1,100 active FFA chapters.
“Agricultural science teachers are in demand,” Booker said. “They play an important role in the classroom and community, and this scholarship will help students prepare to fill those extremely important roles.”