The Mark Pearson FFA Leadership Scholarship


DMACC, along with the family of former TV and radio broadcaster Mark Pearson, with support from a number of donors, will be offering a new scholarship for students attending DMACC.

"The Mark Pearson FFA Leadership Scholarship" will provide a full-tuition scholarship to qualifying Iowa FFA Chapter Presidents who attend DMACC. Recipients can choose any of DMACC's 160+ majors.

"We are proud to honor the legacy of Mark Pearson and recognize the leaders of FFA Chapters across the State of Iowa. This new scholarship will help to build the next generation of community leaders." 

– DMACC President Rob Denson


Andrea Rouse

FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023

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Mark Pearson and Terry Branstad​​

"Mark was a tireless advocate of agriculture and loved the leadership skills exhibited by FFA Chapter Presidents/ This new FFA Leadership Scholarship offered by DMACC is an important step in recognizing and further developing Iowa's emerging leaders. The future of Iowa is very bright."

- US Ambassador to China, and former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad