The National FFA Organization recently awarded a $1,500 Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa scholarship to Todd Peterson, a Miami Trace High School graduate.
The scholarship is sponsored by Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa. Peterson plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Ohio State University.
This scholarship is one of 1,829 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently 114 sponsors contribute more than $2.5 million to support scholarships for students.
For 34 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. This funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2018 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,831 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school community activities, supervised agricultural work experience in agricultural education, and future goals.