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
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Gill, Ernie; Papke, Jeff; Gossen, Larry; Honeycutt, Mike
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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:

        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

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