Tucker Pletcher, member of Plymouth High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Oliver Ford Lincoln and Ford Motor Company through the National FFA Scholarship program. Pletcher’s parents are Timothy and Tisha Pletcher, and it is his intent to pursue a career as an engineer by continuing his post-high school education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana. Pletcher currently maintains a 4.0 GPA at Plymouth High School.
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 530 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 2014, or current collegiate students. This program is a part of Ford’s overall commitment to the National FFA Organization.
“We are so pleased to be able to support our area students as they apply the ideals and standards of FFA in their personal and career life. We wish Tucker the very best of luck as he continues his education,” said Jennifer Houin of Oliver Ford Lincoln in Plymouth.
Ford has supported the National FFA Foundation since 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 $8,145,000 in scholarships to 8,184 FFA members throughout the country. Ford knows the value of hard work ,and believes 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.