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Attached is information about the Ford Scholarship Program.  Be aware of
several new opportunities for scholarships.  If there is a Dealership
offering a scholarship in your area, please make sure students apply.
Thank You.

John Wilkinson

John K. Wilkinson
Program Manager, Agricultural Education
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA  30334
Phone:  404.657.8311
Fax:  404.656.5911
email:  [log in to unmask]

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From: Randle, Lori
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:20 AM
To: Gill, Ernie; Papke, Jeff; Gossen, Larry; Honeycutt, Mike
Cc: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Ford dealers to state staff -scholarship opportunities
Importance: High
State Staff,
        We have opportunities for FFA members that are either high school
seniors or collegiate to qualify for the $1,000.00 scholarships that Ford
Motor Company and local Ford Dealers offer.  Attached is an excel sheet
that matches Ford dealers by state to the local schools that they have
selected to include in their search for scholarships.
 To qualify student must:
Be a high school senior or collegiate student with active FFA membership
Pursuing either a two or four year degree.  If they are going to a
technical school for a 2 year degree they would qualify also.
ANY MAJOR
Visit their local Ford dealer for their signature and dealer sales code
Complete the 2007 National FFA scholarship application(typed)
        I have included the dealers that were refunded their money last
year due to zero applicants.  Please be sure that multiple students are
applying and getting the local Ford dealer signature.  To qualify for the
2-year lease on a Ford truck for their chapter they must have at least 3
qualified applicants with the participating dealer signature. Please refer
to the scholarship book for specifics on the Ford truck lease program.
This year we have a few dealers that are offering up to 5 scholarships for
one school so be sure to send in lots of applicants.
        Students getting the Ford signature are making themselves eligible
for the Ford scholarship program.  The National FFA begins with the
highest dollar amount scholarship and goes down.  Students that have the
Ford signature will be included in the Ford scholarship after the higher
dollar scholarships are awarded.  They are  increasing their odds of being
a scholarship recipient, not limiting their application to only the Ford
section.
        Please work with advisors in getting the word out that all
students should apply for National FFA scholarships and obtain their local
Ford dealer signature.  Students that do not have a participating Ford
dealer should visit their local dealer for a signature to be included in
the national search that Ford provides, for schools that do not have a
participating dealer.  There are 5 national Ford scholarships that will be
awarded.  Lets show Ford our appreciation for local scholarships to local
students by having the largest turnout for applications to be signed this
year!.
        Scholarship applications must be complete, typed and postmarked no
later than Thursday, February 15, 2007.  Participating Ford dealers will
be updated and posted, as well as the application is available on the
www.ffa.org website under scholarships.  Thank you in advance for
spreading the word about these opportunities.

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Thank you,
Lori Randle
Corporate Giving Coordinator
National FFA Foundation, Inc.
6060 FFA Drive PO Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46278-1370
Ford scholarship hotline 800-769-3105
Fax:     317-802-5241
Email:   [log in to unmask]
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