Dufur High School graduate Brooke Brumley keeps adding awards to her coffers, as she was recently tabbed as a $1,000 Fastline Publications winner of the National FFA Organization scholarship.
This is given to students pursuing a two-year degree. She plans to use those funds to pursue a degree at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton to study Agriculture, and then she will transfer to the University of Idaho for her Bachelor’s Degree.
While at BMCC, Brumley looks forward to participating on the collegiate rodeo team in Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, and Breakaway Roping.
The scholarship is one of 1,645 awarded through the national FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 127 sponsors contribute more than $2.1 million to support scholarships for students.
For 29 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the national FFA Foundation. This generous funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2013 scholarship recipients were selected from 6,116 applicants from across the country. Selections are 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.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven-through-12, who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
In addition, this year the Oregon High School Rodeo Association gave more than $20,000 in scholarships. Brumley was a recipient of a renewable $1,500 annual scholarship from OHSRA.
Through the process, she had to apply for the scholarship, write an essay and conduct an interview in front of a three-person panel.
For more information, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.ffa.org.