Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Agriculture

May 4, 2012

Local students awarded scholarships

Greensburg — Ashley Hawkins, a 2012 graduate of South Decatur High School FFA, and Scott Denton, a 2012 graduate of Greensburg FFA, have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Don Meyer Ford and Ford Motor Company.

Hawkins' parents are Warren Hawkins and Robin Hawkins of Westport.

Hawkins plans to study Animal Science at Hanover College.

Denton's mother is Joyce Denton of Greensburg.

Denton plans to study Agronomy & Crop Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette.

The Built Ford Tough - FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members' talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.

The scholarship is one of 529 scholarships awarded by Ford Division, Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2012, or current collegiate students.

This program is a part of Ford's overall commitment to the National FFA Foundation.

Additionally, five National $1,000 BFT - FFA Scholarships are being awarded on behalf of Ford Trucks as a special project of 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 Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997.

To date, the program has awarded $7,115,000 in scholarships to 7,115 FFA members throughout the country.

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 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.

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.

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