The Minnesota FFA Foundation has announced that 19 students will receive the James W. Tracy Scholarship.
The scholarship is available to Minnesota students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school and pursuing a degree in agriculture. The scholarship is scored on leadership, involvement, agriculture interest and financial need.
These scholarships are possible due to the generosity of James W. Tracy, a farmer from Dennison, Minn., who lost his battle with illness in 2014. Tracy had a deep love for the land, farming and the desire to support youth. He donated his farm to the Minnesota FFA Foundation.
Generations of high school seniors interested in studying agriculture will benefit from this donation through the James W. Tracy Scholarship for years to come.
Scholarship recipients for 2020 are Kya Anderson, Barnesville; Brenna Connelly, Byron; Kaitlyn Lorang, Cedar Mountain; Ekaterina Ivanov, Fertile-Beltrami; Tyler Raaen, Fillmore Central; Josephine Jenson, Goodhue; Maggie Cronk, Henning; Leah Ruen, Lanesboro; Elizabeth Krienke, Lester Prairie; Ruby Radunz, Litchfield; Holly Larson, Medford; Ashley Anderson, Minnewaska Area; Anna Prchal, New Prague; Shelby Reeser, New Prague; Russell Hellendrung, New Ulm; Meghan Beckendorf, Renville County West; Emily Jopp, ROCORI; Alexandra Christen, Sauk Centre; Martha Moenning, Triton.
The scholarship guidelines and application for school year 2020-2021 will be available online starting Nov. 15.
The Minnesota FFA Foundation partners with individuals and businesses to provide resources that promote and enhance premier leadership, personal growth and career success for Minnesota youth in agricultural education. For more information about the Minnesota FFA Foundation, contact Program Coordinator Amanda Sommers at 507-461-2214.