AITC Scholarship Opportunity – NRVNews

AITC Scholarship Opportunity 4The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is pleased to introduce the Doug Stoughton Memorial Scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors and current college students pursuing a future in agriculture or education.

Scholarship winners will receive $1,000 to further their studies at a 2- or 4-year college or university. The scholarship was created in honor of the late Doug Stoughton, a past Virginia Farm Bureau Federation special programs director who had a passion for furthering youth education in agriculture, and who left a lasting impression on both AITC and VFBF.

“Doug was very instrumental in advocating for AITC and agricultural literacy,” said Tammy Maxey, AITC executive director. “This scholarship allows us to honor his legacy and the impact he had, while providing an opportunity for students pursuing a career in agriculture or education.”

Interested students can apply online at Applicants are required to submit a high school transcript and two letters of recommendation.

Additionally, applicants will need to submit personal statements describing their extracurricular activities and community service, leadership experience, interest in agriculture and education, and how the scholarship will benefit them.

Applications are due March 31 and can be emailed to Scholarship winners will be notified by May 31.

For more information about this scholarship and other AITC initiatives, visit

The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that promotes a greater understanding and appreciation of agriculture through education and outreach activities. To learn more and support, visit

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