Fortunately though, as a supporter of one or an agriculture student yourself, you are unique! Regardless if agriculture is Florida's number two employer and commodity behind tourism, it still only makes up a fraction of the majors that students heading off to or already in college choose. Most that do however, are or were involved in some sort of agricultural activities as a youth, such as showing livestock, 4-H, FFA, or Junior Cattlemen's, and have stories to tell!
Did you ever work with a steer everyday until the county fair envisioning that shiny showmanship belt buckle for it to pay off, and were then determined to have a career in animal science? Did the effect that working with younger students to train them for their first livestock judging contest inspire you to become an agriculture teacher or extension agent? Has the experience of working on a website, blog, work of writing, or social media like FLAGS Online has for the creator inspired you to pursue a career in agricultural communications? Tell the world, or more specifically, your scholarship judges, your story!
Elaborating on your experiences in agriculture to those who are volunteering their time to help students by judging scholarships that may not know much about 4-H or showing livestock can help your applications stand out in a crowd, agriculturally related award like those found on FLAGS Online or not! This isn't the only tip that can help your scholarship story stand out, though. Jennifer Werts of CollegeXpress, a website devoted to helping students find colleges to attend, scholarships and grants to pay, and other opportunities to further their educations offers several tips to help with this for your scholarship applications in an article entitled "Make Your Scholarship Applications Stand Out in a Crowd."
From tips that are self explanatory such as "read the directions" to others that will help over time in an ongoing scholarship search like "practice makes perfect," you can stand out! They say, there's always one in every crowd, and often times as a student studying agriculture, it's you! Fortunately though this time, that's a very good thing. Check the article out by clicking (or tapping) on the link below.