Ethan Scheffler, a 2010 graduate of John Glenn High School, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Cambridge Classic Ford and Ford Motor Company.
Scheffler, son of Mark Scheffler and Marcia Sheffler of Zanesville, plans to study animal science at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute.
The Built Ford Tough Trucks FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.
The scholarship is one of 457 scholarships awarded by Ford Division, For Motor Company Fund and Ford dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2010 and current collegiate students.
This program is a part of Ford’s overall commitment to the National FFA Foundation.
Additionally, five $1,000 national scholarships are being awarded on behalf of Ford Motor Company.
Ford Truck sponsors the five scholarships 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 more than $6,056,000 in scholarships to more than 6,056 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.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 506,199 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture — as part of 7,429 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education.
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by development their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Visit www.ffa.org for additional information.