FFA Members Earn National Awards, New Scholarship for Nontraditional Women Students

Anna Olson, daughter of Eric and Julaine Olson, received a $1,000 National Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant sponsored by Caterpillar. Her plan is to purchase a dairy heifer calf to continue expanding her dairy cattle herd and her skills as a dairy entrepreneur.

Chloe La Crosse, daughter of Jeremy and Tracy La Crosse, received a $1,000 SAE grant sponsored by California Certified Organic Farmers, with which she plans to purchase a wagyu heifer calf to practice raising wagyu beef organically.

Olson’s and La Crosse’s applications were selected from among 5,968 applications nationwide.

SAE grants help FFA members to create or expand SAE projects, which all must complete. Projects include creating and operating an agriculture-related business, working at one, or conducting an agricultural research experience. Upon completion, they must submit a comprehensive report about their experience. 

The Inspiring Community organization has launched the Cindy Tang Scholarship, which is open to women in Grant or Kewaunee counties who wish to resume their education or pursue additional education after an interruption of three or more years. Cindy Tang is an entrepreneur whose current projects are geared toward community betterment.

Applicants may be continuing or finishing a previously started degree, pursuing a new or different degree, or seeking additional or continuing education or training. Awards will be between $1,000 and $5,000, based on applicants’ need and qualifications and the funds available. The scholarship supports coursework toward a degree program at any level, a certification program or specialized training

Learn more and obtain application materials at Applications are accepted at any time.