Recently, Larry McPhail announced that Ford of Clinton would join Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America).
Ford has committed to a 16th year of the Built Ford Tough – FFA collegiate scholarship program, which will award $1,000 scholarships to hundreds of FFA members, each co-sponsored by Ford Dealers like Ford of Clinton.
Ford has supported the National FFA since the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948, and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. The program, equally funded by Ford Motor Company and Ford dealers, has awarded over 7 million in scholarships to FFA members.
Ford of Clinton is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Clinton High School, Midway High School, Hobbton High School, Lakewood High School, Union High School and Harrell’s Christian Academy. For the 2012-2013 school year, they are helping 6 local student(s) attend the college of their choice.
To be eligible, FFA members must submit an online 2013 Scholarship Application at www.ffa.org and take the required Signature Page to Ford of Clinton for the dealer endorsement and official dealer code; thus providing FFA members the opportunity to meet – and thank – the dealer for their support of continuing education.
“We’re pleased to be able to support the local chapter and Ford Motor Company in its strong commitment to the National FFA”, says Larry McPhail. “All our previous scholarship recipients tell us how grateful they are for the financial support and how the FFA experience has changed their lives.”
“Visit any local farm and you can see that trucks – particularly F-Series – play an integral role in the agricultural industry,” says Larry McPhail. We want to help these future leaders succeed and become our customers from the start of their careers to the end – just like many of their parents and grandparents.”
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.