The Fastline Media Group awarded Austen Wood a $1,000 scholarship. Wood plans to use the funds from this scholarship to pursue an Agribusiness degree from the Ohio State University-ATI.

This scholarship is one of 1,829 awarded through the National FFA Organization scholarship program this year. Currently, there are 114 sponsors the contribute more than $2.5 million to support scholarships for students.

For 34 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. This funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.

The 2018 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,931 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicants leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.