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Randy Goff Memorial Scholarship
Meg English
Sunday, February 24, 2019



Randy Goff was a former member of the Newell FFA Chapter and was very active in chapter activities prior to graduating from Newell High School in 1979.  He continued his education at SDSU and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.  Randy went on to have a very successful 30 plus year career as an agronomist, specializing in seed technology.  Besides his devotion to his work, Randy was an avid horseman. 

Unfortunately, Randy passed away unexpectedly in early 2018.  Because his family felt that Randy’s professional and personal achievements were due in part to his involvement in the FFA program, they have chosen to honor his memory by offering a $500 scholarship in his name to a member of the Newell FFA.  Their intent is to reward a senior member of the Newell FFA who has availed him/herself of the educational, leadership and developmental opportunities gained by participation in and support of the Newell FFA Chapter during their high school career.  Senior FFA members are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for this award. 











Randy Goff Memorial 

Newell FFA $500 Scholarship 

Scholarship Eligibility: 

  1.  Applicant must be a 2019 graduate of Newell High School. 

  1. Applicant must be a current member of Newell FFA and must have at least 3 years of membership in the Newell FFA.  

  1. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (C average). 

  1. Applicant must enroll and be accepted at a post-secondary institution.  

Scholarship Application Requirements: 

  1.  Applicant must complete the scholarship application form.* 

  1. Applicant must provide a copy of current high school transcript.   

  1. Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, employer or school administrator.   

  1. Applicant must enroll and be accepted at a post-secondary institution.  

Scholarship Application*: 

  1. Complete the scholarship application personal information form. 

  1. Prepare a formal cover letter addressed to Newell FFA, Randy Goff Memorial Scholarship committee.  

  1. Attach a page listing high school career achievements.  Include information from each of the following categories.  

FFA Participation and Awards 

Leadership including offices and other leadership roles 

Involvement with Newell FFA chapter activities. 

Participation in leadership and production contests (CDE) 

Involvement in FFA community service activities 



Other school achievements 

Leadership activities 

Honors and awards 

Extracurricular activities  


Community activities 

Employment at jobs outside of school 


  1.  Write and attach an essay explaining how being a Newell FFA member has benefited you.  




















Scholarship Personal Information 

Please provide the following information: 


Applicant Name   _____________________________________________ 


Mailing Address ______________________________________________ 


City     __________________ State ________   Zip Code ______________ 


Telephone Number ____________________________________________ 


Father’s name __________________ Mother’s name __________________ 


Your date of birth ______________   Number of siblings _______________ 


GPA ______________ 


Post-secondary school that you plan to attend _______________________ 



Please turn your scholarship information into Lorie Johnston by Monday, April 1, 2019,