Ben Smith, Jasmine Vernon and Paige Bowling have been awarded $1,000 FFA scholarships from Hellman Motors and Ford Motor Company.
Smith is a 2012 graduate of Hotchkiss High School and is studying agricultural engineering at Iowa State University.
He is the son of Kenneth Smith and Elizabeth Smith of Hotchkiss.
Vernon is a 2013 graduate of Hotchkiss High School and plans to study business at the University of Phoenix. Her parents are George Hallock and Kinda Byrge of Crawford.
Bowling plans to study biochemistry at Colorado School of Mines next fall. She attends Delta High School and is the daughter of Russell "Tony" Bowling and Carol Bowling of Delta.
The Build Ford Tough-FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members' talents and achievements while encouraging their future academic achievements. Ford Division, Ford Motor Company and Ford dealers award 530 scholarships to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2013, or current collegiate 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, and has sponsored the Build Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. To date, the program has awarded $7,645,000 in scholarships to 7,645 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.blog comments powered by Disqus