FFA BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Ivor Garcia Memorial Scholarship—$1,000
This scholarship is presented by Mr. and Mrs. Clay Garcia in memory of their daughter, Ivor, who fought a courageous battle with cancer. Ivor was a bright and friendly student of the Agriscience Magnet Program and she was a fellow FFA member that set the standard very high. This scholarship is to be awarded to the graduating senior with the highest Grade Point Average.
Pape Family Endowment Scholarship—$1,000
Grady Pape was a FFA member that is still a positive role model for us today. He was the reason this chapter established the Top Hand Award. He was the original recipient of that award which speaks volumes about his character, morals and willingness to work. The Pape Family Ranch Endowment Scholarship has a $1,000 scholarship to award.
C.J. Carmichael Memorial Scholarship—$1,000
The C.J. Carmichael Memorial Scholarship is given annually by Steve and Liz Carmichael to honor their son, C.J. He was an active member of the James Madison FFA, more specifically in the swine barn and Agriculture Mechanics Department. C.J. was lost tragically in a car accident. Because C.J. had a passion for raising and exhibiting swine, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior that successfully managed a swine project during their career.
James Madison FFA Booster Club Scholarships—$1,000
Through the generous giving of parents, alumni, faculty, and business and community partners, the James Madison FFA Booster Club raises finances each school year to support the robust activities of students in the Agriscience Magnet Program. An essential area that the FFA Booster Club has supported since its inception is the giving of scholarships to deserving FFA members. This year the FFA Booster club will be awarding two scholarships to graduating seniors that were active members of the James Madison FFA.
Chandra Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship—$1,000
Chandra Burkhardt was a 1986 graduate of Madison High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Criminal Justice at Southwest Texas State University. She had a passion for giving back to the community and a love of animals. She was a member of numerous horse clubs throughout the nation. She was an amateur rider who enjoyed training her own horses and collecting numerous awards with them. Chandra’s memorial scholarship is designed to recognize a student who contributes to the community and is active in showing animals.
Bagley Family Scholarships—$1,000
Jason and Keri Bagley are siblings that are graduates of the Agriscience Magnet Program. Jason graduated in 1999 and Keri graduated in 2003. Both held leadership roles within the chapter and were very active in the livestock program and judging teams. Each had a passion for learning and the FFA and studied at Texas A&M University majoring in Meat Science. The Bagley family decided to give back to James Madison FFA by establishing a scholarship program to recognize a FFA member who demonstrates the same drive and dedication as they did years ago. Two scholarships will be awarded this year to a graduating Senior that studied meat/food processing and another graduating senior that was active in the James Madison FFA.
Gamez Family Scholarships—$1,000
Julio and Ida Gamez began their association with the Agriscience Magnet Program when their son, Isaia, began raising swine as a Jr. FFA member in 2005. Several years later, their daughter, Julissa, also followed suit. The Gamez family was extremely active in the James Madison FFA Booster Club by donating their time, talent and resources and serving as committee chairpersons and officers. They continue to stay connected to the AMP through the funding of the Gamez Family Scholarships that will be awarded to graduating seniors who are active members of the James Madison FFA.
Mary West & Richard Traylor Endowment Scholarship—$1,000
The Mary West & Richard Traylor Endowment Scholarship began in 1990 with endowment funding given by the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. The name of the scholarship is to give honor to the life long contributions that Mary West Traylor and her husband, Richard, gave to the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and to the promotion of agriculture. This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior that studied meat/food processing in the Agriscience Magnet Program.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Scholarship—$1,000
This scholarship is sponsored by Goin' to the Dogs Mobile Grooming. Laura Stewart, owner and operator of the mobile grooming business, started her love for dogs at a very young age. Laura's daughter, Sevanna, is a 2015 graduate of the Agriscience Magnet Program and a champion of animal education and canine handling. This scholarship is given to the most outstanding graduating senior guide dog handler for their dedication and love of canines.