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Gary Scharf Helping Hand Award Nomination

Established in 2009, this award recognizes a Nebraska agriculture instructor/FFA advisor for what he/she has done in "helping others," specifically in the school and community, outside of agricultural education and FFA. The recipient of this award is one who exemplifies the commitment, self-sacrifice, and genuine kindness that defined Gary Scharf's life.

About the award:

  • One Nebraska agriculture instructor/FFA advisor will be recognized annually with a plaque and $500 cash award.
  • Anyone can make the nomination - students, fellow teachers, school officials, parents and others in the community.
  • Nominations are judged on the attributes and work done outside the classroom, school and FFA activities.
  • The recipient will be announced and recognized during the Nebraska FFA State Convention.
  • Submit only one completed application per nominee.
  • Supplemental pages, such as supporting letters for the original application form, are encouraged in addition to the application.
  • Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2024.

Click here to submit supporting documents.

Nomination Form
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