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$1,000 Built Ford Tough – FFA Scholarship Awarded to Local Youth by Oliver Ford

May 10, 2011
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05/11/11 Jeanna Hathaway, a 2011 graduate of John Glenn High School FFA, has been awarded a $1000 scholarship by Oliver Ford and Ford Motor Company.  Hathaway’s parents are John Hathaway and Frances Hathaway of Walkerton.  Hathaway plans to study Agricultural Business Management at Purdue University – West Lafayette.

The Built Ford Tough – FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.

The scholarship is one of 526 scholarships awarded by Ford Division, Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2011, as well as current collegiate students. This program is a part of Ford’s overall commitment to the National FFA Foundation.

Additionally, five National $1,000 BFT-FFA Scholarships are being awarded on behalf of Ford Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Ford has supported the National FFA Foundation sine the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948, and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997.  To date, the program has awarded $6,586,000 in scholarships to 6,586 FFA members throughout the country. 

Oliver Ford Sales, Inc. is proud to join in  Ford’s FFA efforts because they know the value of hard work, and believe that hard work should be rewarded.  Educating aspiring young people to become the leaders of tomorrow is just another way of ensuring a successful future.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Fanners of America, is a national youth organization of 495,046 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture – as part of 7,2421ocal FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.

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