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Built Ford Tough FFA Chapter Grant Program

Local Ford dealers designate support for a chapter in their marketing area. Ford Trucks provided $3,000 grant to a FFA Chapter in each of the six NAAE Regions. To qualify for the grant, the chapter must have a local Ford dealer participating in the Scholarship Program, and a minimum of three applicants for the Built Ford Tough—FFA Scholarship.

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Region I
Tillamook High School FFA
Tillamook, Oregon

The Tillamook High School FFA chapter in Tillamook, Or. was recently selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Built Ford Tough--FFA Scholarships program.

Tillamook Motor Company works with the Tillamook High School FFA to give students the opportunity to apply for the Built Ford Tough--FFA scholarships.

The grants will be used to support the program’s agriscience research, said Max Sherman, agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Tillamook High School. Tillamook FFA members have competed at three different international science fairs over the past two years and have brought home nearly $275,000 in scholarships.

“Our local Ford dealer is one of our best supporters,” said Sherman. He estimated that there have been six or seven national Built Ford Tough--FFA Scholarship recipients from Tillamook High School since they began participating in the program.

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Region II
Scott Community High School FFA

Scott City, Kansas

The Scott Community High School FFA chapter in Scott City, Kan. was recently selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Built Ford Tough--FFA Scholarships program.

Dan Brenner Ford in Goodland works with the Scott Community High School FFA to give students the opportunity to apply for the Built Ford Tough scholarships. Dan Brenner Ford began working with the Scott Community High School chapter after the local Ford dealership burnt down several years ago, because they wanted Scott Community High students to be able to continue to apply for Ford scholarships.

“I encourage all seniors to apply for national scholarships,” said Kevin Davis, agriculture teacher at Scott Community High. He estimates he’s had about 12 students apply in the last five years, with eight receiving scholarships.

Davis plans to use the grant for several things, including scholarships for leadership training, officer leadership materials, and professional development to help him implement the Animal Science portion of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE).

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Region III
West Central High School FFA
Hartford, South Dakota

The West Central High School FFA chapter in Hartford, S.D. was recently selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Built Ford Toug--FFA Scholarships program.

Sioux Falls Ford works with the West Central High School FFA to give students the opportunity to apply for the Built Ford Tough--FFA scholarships. Sioux Falls Ford began sponsoring a National FFA Scholarship in 2000, with eligibility going to a West Central FFA member.Â

“Being able to guarantee one of my students a $1000 scholarship is a huge selling point in our school for FFA membership and ag ed enrollment,” said Linda Petersen, agriculture teacher at West Central. “This year we had three National FFA Scholarship recipients.”

Petersen is planning a chapter officer and FFA Alumni meeting to discuss how the funds provided by the grant will be spent. Some possibilities could be funding for the FFA jacket sponsorship program run by the Alumni group or offsetting travel expenses for student trips like National FFA Convention, State Leadership Camp or Washington Leadership Conference.

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Region IV
Northwest Technical School FFA
Maryville, Missouri

The Northwest Technical School FFA chapter in Maryville, Mo. was recently selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Built Ford Tough--FFA Scholarships program.

Tri State Ford works with the Northwest Technical School FFA chapter on these scholarships.

“Ford is very pleased to provide these grants to support FFA chapters. We recognize not only the importance of agricultural education, but the need for resources to support chapter growth and leadership development,” said Kevin Schebil, Ford Truck Experiential Marketing Manager.

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Region V
Berrien High School FFA
Nashville, Georgia

The Berrien High School FFA chapter in Nashville, Ga. was recently selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Built Ford Tough--FFA Scholarships program.

Cook County Ford works with the Berrien High School FFA chapter on these scholarships.

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Region VI
Buffalo Gap High School FFA
Swoope, Virginia

The Buffalo Gap High School FFA chapter in Swoope, Va. was recently selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Built Ford Tough--FFA Scholarships program.

Paul Obaugh Ford works with Buffalo Gap High School FFA to give students the opportunity to apply for the Built Ford Tough - FFA scholarships.

“The technology for our classrooms needs to be updated,” said Rosalea Riley, agricultural educator at Buffalo Gap. She plans to use the funds to purchase new projectors for the classrooms, as well as get several new welders up and running and buy new textbooks and videos.

“I was debt free when I came out of college, only because I spent hours on end filling out scholarship applications,” said Riley. “I tell students how blessed I was to be debt free and how I have seen friends or other acquaintances struggle with heavy debts from their education. The money is out there, and they need to take advantage of the opportunity.”

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