Jennifer McDonald, a 2011 graduate of Cortez FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Keesee Motor Company and Ford Motor Company. McDonalds parents are Jimmy McDonald and Doris McDonald of Cortez. McDonald plans to study agricultural business management at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
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 526 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 2011, or current collegiate students, according to a written statement from FFA. This program is a part of Fords 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 $6,586,000 in scholarships to 6,586 FFA members throughout the country.
Ford knows the value of hard work, and believes that hard work should be rewarded. Educating aspiring young people to become the leaders of tomorrow is just another way of ensuring a successful future.