The Scholar Dollars program is a statewide mission program of the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation. This program offers a unique way for the Foundation to financially support local chapters and FFA members. Scholars Dollars are utilized by an FFA Chapter to send members to statewide leadership conferences/conventions, purchase educational equipment/curriculum, support an FFA event, perform community service, or to cover other expenses at the discretion of the FFA advisor.
The Foundation operates two concessions events each year during The PA Farm Show and Penn State Ag Progress Days. A chapter can volunteer to serve during time slots in the concession booth to earn funding. For each hour worked the chapter will receive $8 per member. (For example, if Chapter Q signs up to serve for 3 hours and brings 6 volunteers to serve. Chapter Q would earn 144 Scholar Dollars.) Funding is provided in the form of a check to the FFA Chapter after the event. Volunteers may include current members, alumni, parents, supporters, advisors, and friends.
Tasks completed during the volunteer time will include taking orders, counting change, washing dishes, filling orders, slicing pizza, making sandwiches, cleaning tables, and more. The Scholar Dollars program has served as a fundraiser for many local chapters each year. To take advantage of this opportunity or discuss details further please reach out to Sarah Sparks, Executive Director. ([email protected])
August 16-18, 2022