2024 Friends of Danada Dan & Ada Rice Agriculture Scholarship Application

The Friends of Danada is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student planning to graduate from high school in the spring of 2024 and enter a college, or a student currently attending a community college, majoring in one of the following courses of study:
1. Plant Sciences
2. Animal Sciences
3. Agricultural Business
4. Environmental Sciences

• Acceptance at a 4-year college or university, or community college in the fall of 2024 or spring of 2025
• Or currently enrolled in a community college such as College of DuPage, Harper College, Kishwaukee College or Waubonsee Community College
• Preference will be given to students living in DuPage County or attending a school in DuPage County
• 3.0 Grade Point Average in High School or current community college classes
• Membership in High School FFA and/or completion of courses in agricultural education
• Completion of required application process

Completed application should include:
1. Cover sheet (see attached)
2. Acceptance letter from college or university you plan to attend if available.
3. Copy of high school or college transcript
4. Resume, including school and community activities and/or internships/work-study programs
5. List of awards received during high school years in academics, leadership, FFA, sports, etc.
6. Essay: Why you have chosen to pursue a major in _____________ Sciences (fill in with your selected major). Not less than 250 words, not more than 350 words
7. 2 Letters of Recommendation, one by teacher or school administrator, one by personal reference
8. All applications are due to the Friends of Danada temporary office located in the Forest Preserve Headquarters Building 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton (west side of Naperville Rd) by 4pm on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Announcement of awards will be made by May 20th, 2024.