Each year, FFA members from all over the United States travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC).
During the five-day event, attendees learn how to become effective leaders by knowing their purpose, valuing people, taking action and serving others. The capstone event of WLC is a civic engagement activity, where participants apply the information they have learned at the conference to a real, hands-on service activity.
The National FFA Organization partners with several community service agencies in the D.C. area to identify needs that WLC participants can help address. Through the years, WLC participants have contributed more than 23,000 hours of service through these activities.
This is no ordinary leadership experience. Participants will spend a week putting these skills into practice as they make new friends from across the United States, tour the nation's capitol and visit with members of Congress. This action-packed week will help attendees gain self-confidence and leadership skills to take back to local FFA chapters and share with other members. Attendees leave WLC with the knowledge and the confidence to act in ways that help their schools, community and their country.
The Texas FFA Alumni has traditionally granted four (4) $500 scholarships to deserving FFA members whose local affiliate are in good standing with the Texas FFA Alumni.
Eligibility and Deadlines:
- Only one FFA member per chapter can submit an application for the WLC scholarship.
- The WLC scholarship covers $500 of the registration fee for an FFA member to attend the WLC conference. Travel to and from the WLC conference site and incidental expenses are the recipient’s responsibility.
- Recipients must attend a WLC workshop for the year the scholarship is awarded.
- Applications are due postmarked by February 15 of each year. WLC scholarship recipients will be announced by March 1 and winners notified by March 15.
- Each recipient is expected to attend the Texas FFA Alumni Association’s Annual Meeting in July. (The FFA Alumni Association Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the State FFA Convention.)
Applications for Texas FFA Alumni’s WLC scholarship can be found online at http://texasffaalumni.ffanow.org under Applications.