Teachers, Below is information regarding the 2010 National FFA Scholarships. The National FFA Scholarship program is an online program. More than $2 million in scholarship funds will be distributed to FFA members across the nation this spring. Please be sure to share this information with your students. The 2010 scholarship program is open to current 12th grade FFA members, as well as college freshman (2009 grads) who were FFA members from your chapter. If you have questions about the scholarship process, please let me know. Ben From: Buchholtz, Teri [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 5:09 PM To: Buchholtz, Teri Cc: Gossen, Larry; Frederick, Craig; Gill, Ernie; Keith, Kevin; Crutchfield, Nina Subject: 2010 FFA Scholarship Applications Online November 15, 2009 Importance: High Dear State FFA Staff: The 2010 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship program goes live November 15, 2009. As in the past, we would appreciate your assistance in distributing the following information to advisors in your state. To register and submit an online application, students can go to the FFA homepage at www.ffa.org and click the "Scholarship" link. They may also go directly to the Scholarship homepage at http://www.ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_programs.Scholarships. FFA applications must have advisor approval. A complimentary email will be sent to advisors when a student has submitted an application for review. However, it is not necessary to wait for the notice. Advisors may login at their convenience and view the status of all applicants from their chapter. To view applications, advisors will go to www.ffa.org, click the "scholarship" link, then the 2010 Scholarship Application link. Advisors will click the "Application" tab, then LOGIN. Advisor Login information is as follows: The username is the chapter number (two letters, four digits - no spaces or hyphens). The password is Blue-Gold. (The password is case sensitive and should be entered as shown.) PLEASE safeguard this information - advisor usernames and passwords cannot be changed. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. EST February 15, 2010. Required Signature Pages must be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service postmarked no later than February 22, 2010. Note: Applicants cannot print the required Signature Page until after advisor approval. Applicants will not be able to access the Print Signature Page link after 11:59 p.m. EST on February 22, 2010. Helpful Tools including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Important Notes, scoring rubrics and sample applications will be available on the Scholarship homepage as of November 15, 2009. A list of specific information necessary to complete the application is on the Application homepage. Students should have that information in hand before beginning the application process. As always, we suggest advisors encourage their high school seniors and collegiate FFA members to apply early in the event they experience technical issues and to provide ample time for advisor approval and collection of endorsements on the signature page. We are looking forward to another record response this year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I can be reached by phone through the Scholarship Hotline at 317-802-6099 or via email at [log in to unmask] Thank you! Teri Buchholtz Program Manager Awards and Recognition Team National FFA Organization PO Box 68960 Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960 Phone: 317-802-4419 Fax: 317-802-5419 [log in to unmask] www.ffa.org The FFA Mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.