David Lee, owner/manager of Ford of Murfreesboro, has announced that Ford of Murfreesboro will 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 fifteenth year of the Built Ford Tough – FFA collegiate scholarship program, which will award $1000 scholarships to hundreds of FFA members, each co-sponsored by Ford dealers like Ford of Murfreesboro.
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 the Ford Motor Company and Ford dealers, has awarded almost $6.5 million in scholarships to FFA members.
Ford of Murfreesboro is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Eagleville High School, Blackman High School, Lavergne High School, Oakland High School, Riverdale High School, Siegel High School and Smyrna High School. For the 2011-2012 school year they are helping one local student attend the college of their choice.
To be eligible, FFA members must submit an online 2012 Scholarship Application at www.ffa.org and take the required Signature Page to Ford of Murfreesboro 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 chapters and Ford Motor Company in its strong commitment to the National FFA,” said David Lee. “All our previous scholarship recipients tell us how grateful they are for the financial support and how the FFA experience has changed their lives.