Students Win College Scholarships

The Fruitport, MI, Tractor Supply Company store, located at 6435 Airline Rd, recently presented a check of $1,000 to Ravenna High School and FFA member Emily Helsen. The money was donated during Tractor Supply and the National FFA Foundation’s second annual Growing Scholars campaign. Emily is attending Michigan State University and studying Agriculture and Business Management. The National FFA Organization selected FFA members across the United States to receive the scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship, students had to be current FFA members and either high school seniors or freshman, sophomore or junior college students seeking a two- or four-year degree or other specialized training program.

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Emily Helsen, Award Recipient (Right) and Ben Gillette, Store Manager (Left)

The Fruitport, MI, Tractor Supply Company store also recently presented a check of $1,000 to Muskegon Career Tech Center and FFA member Tiffani Schelski.

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Tiffani Schelski, Award Recipient (Left) and Ben Gillette, Store Manager (Right)

From February 14-23, Tractor Supply customers supported local FFA chapters and their members by purchasing an FFA emblem for $1 at store registers during the checkout process. Tractor Supply customers across the country donated $447,671 in just nine days to fund scholarships for FFA members and support local FFA organizations. This year’s donations resulted in 334 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree. 17 of the 334 scholarships were awarded to Michigan residents