INDIANAPOLIS - The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Built Ford Tough scholarship to Rebecca McDole of the Greensburg FFA.
The scholarship is sponsored by Don Meyer Ford as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. McDole plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Purdue University.
This scholarship is one of 1,786 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 126 sponsors contribute more than $2.2 million to support scholarships for students.
For 30 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. This generous funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2014 scholarship recipients were selected from 6,315 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579, 678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7, 570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
– Daily News