The National FFA Organization, NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer and DeKalb corn have teamed up to offer a new Left Turns for Learning agricultural scholarship.
The Left Turns for Learning Scholarship was created by DeKalb and Asgrow to help students achieve their goals and advance the agriculture industry by focusing on performance. The scholarship amount was determined by the number of laps Bowyer completed with the No. 14 DeKalb Ford Mustang.
Bowyer completed 267 laps during the Kansas Speedway NASCAR race on Oct. 20 to fund a $10,138 FFA scholarship.
FFA students from Bowyer’s hometown area were invited to an exclusive experience at the race. Students participated in the Dekalb Champions of Yield festivities, including a trivia game with Bowyer.
“With the cost of education, the Left Turns for Learning scholarship provides kids additional opportunities they normally wouldn’t have,” said Southern Lyon County FFA advisor Staci Garriott. “Clint is a local in the area and he does phenomenal work supporting his hometown community. It’s exciting for the kids to meet and interact with him at the race. He continues to do great things for the kids, and this is evident with his involvement in this scholarship program.”
“There’s nothing better than taking the No. 14 DeKalb Ford Mustang to the track to directly benefit ag students,” said Bowyer.
Eligible FFA high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores or juniors pursuing an ag-related degree can apply for the scholarship Nov. 1, 2019 through Jan. 15, 2020 by visiting the National FFA website at FFA.org/scholarships. The scholarship winner will be notified by FFA in April 2020.