Three local high school graduating seniors have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by Hellman Motors and Ford Motor Company.
Ben Smith of Hotchkiss High School, and Carissa Sidor and J'Kye Wientjes both of Delta High School, were presented with their awards by Bill Hellman Jr. last week.
Smith plans to study animal sciences at Iowa State University. Sidor will continue her education at Adams State in a pre-veterinarian program. Wientjes will pursue an agricultural engineering degree at Fort Lewis College.
The Built Ford Tough FFA Scholarships are intended to recognize FFA members' talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.
The scholarships are among 529 awarded by the Ford Division, Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealers. The scholarships go to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college, or who are current college students. The program is part of Ford's overall commitment to the National FFA Foundation.
Ford has supported the National FFA Foundation since the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948. Ford has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. To date, the program has awarded $7.1 million in scholarships to over 7,000 FFA members nationwide.
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.blog comments powered by Disqus