MORRIS, Minn. - Valu Ford of Morris will be joining Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA.
Ford has committed to a sixteenth 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 Valu Ford.
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.
Valu Ford is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Morris Area High School and West Central Area High School. For the 2012-2013 school year, they are helping two local students 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 Valu Ford 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," said Valu Ford Marketing Manager Carla Gilsdorf. "All our previous scholarship recipients tell us how grateful they are for the financial support and how the FFA experience has changed their lives."