PICKENS — The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply — Growing Scholars scholarship to Charlie Dunham of the Pickens County Career & Technology Center.
The scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Dunham plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Tri-County Technical College.
The scholarship is one of 1,786 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 126 sponsors contribute more than $2.2 million to support scholarships for students.
For 30 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. The funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2014 scholarship recipients were selected from 6,315 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.