Are you looking forward to your next step in life? Are you looking for ways to pay for it? Louisiana FFA and our partners offer many scholarships opportunties for FFA members to further their education after high school.
Margaret Mayeux Blue Jacket Award
The Margaret Mayeux Blue Jacket Award provides twenty Louisiana FFA members with their own FFA blue corduroy jackets. The jackets are awarded to deserving members through an application and essay process. The award is sponsored by Kipp and Jennalyn Mayeux, son and daughter-in-law of Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Margaret Mayeux.
Dr. Ronald Mayeux Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Ronald N. Mayeux Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a four-year senior Louisiana FFA member. Dr. Mayeux served as the Executive Secretary for Louisiana FFA from 2007-2014, was the 1962-1963 Louisiana FFA State President, and began his career as an ag teacher and FFA advisor. His dedication to the youth of Louisiana and to agricultural education is remembered by all. In his honor, his son and daughter-in-law, Kipp and Jennalyn Mayeux, have funded this ongoing, yearly scholarship program. A $2,500 will be awarded to a deserving senior member at the 89th Louisiana FFA Convention in June!
Louisiana Community and Technical College System
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System offers a one-time $500 scholarship for any Louisiana FFA member who enrolls at an LCTCS campus. Additionally, a one-time $1,000 scholarship to any LCTCS campus is offered to any Louisiana FFA member who wins a state CDE or LDE.
LSU College of Agriculture
Incoming freshmen must submit a College of Agriculture scholarship application for consideration. All students who have been accepted to LSU and indicated a major in the College of Agriculture as his/her first choice will receive an email and letter by mail inviting them to submit an essay. Scholarship emails will begin going out around the first week of November, and will continue to be sent until mid-January. Due to award deadlines, only students who have been accepted up to this point will receive consideration. You can access the College of Agriculture scholarship application here on November 1st. This application is for newly admitted freshmen or transfers enrolling the following fall only and is due by February 1st.
Mondart Fellows Scholarship
The Louisiana Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (LRRC) facilitates an annual scholarship program for Louisiana rural residents interested in attending LSU and majoring in the College of Agriculture. It is a scholarship for incoming freshman. The scholarship pays $1,000 per academic year and can be held up to four years with acceptable grades ($4,000 total award over four years).
Louisana Tech School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
The Louisiana Tech School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry offers many scholarship opportunties for both incoming freshmen and continuing students.
Louisana Forestry Foundation
The Louisiana Forestry Foundation, founded in 1967, has given almost $819,000 in scholarships to students majoring in forestry at Louisiana State University and Louisiana Tech – the two accredited forestry schools in the state – and Central Louisiana Technical & Community College – Oakdale Campus, for students enrolled in its forestry technician program.
American Legion Scholarship
The American Legion awards an annual $1,000 scholarship to a senior FFA member or current college student enrolled in a Louisiana post-secondary institution. These members must have been a resident of Louisiana for at least the past three years (military families excepted).
National FFA Scholarships
In 2017, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.7 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.