Patti Powell, of Stuart Powell Ford in Danville, has announced that Stuart Powell Ford would again join Ford Motor Co. in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America).
Ford has committed to a 16th 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 Stuart Powell Ford.
The program, equally funded by Ford Motor Co. and Ford dealers, has awarded more than 7 million in scholarships to FFA members.
Stuart Powell Ford is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Boyle County High School, Garrard County High School, Lincoln County High School, Mercer County High School, Burgin High School, Casey County High School, Marion County High School and Washington County High School. For the 2012-2013 school year, it is helping one local student attend the college of his or her choice.
To be eligible, FFA members must submit an online 2013 scholarship application at www.ffa.org and take the required signature page to Stuart Powell 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 Co. in its strong commitment to the National FFA,” says Powell. “All our previous scholarship recipients tell us how grateful they are for the financial support and how the FFA experience has changed their lives.
“Visit any local farm and you can see that trucks — particularly F-Series — play an integral role in the agricultural industry. We want to help these future leaders succeed and become our customers from the start of their careers to the end — just like many of their parents and grandparents.”