Ellie Wallace awarded Ford scholarshipEllie Wallace, 2012 graduate of New Richmond High School FFA program, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Cox Motors and Ford Motor Co.
Ellie Wallace, 2012 graduate of New Richmond High School FFA program, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Cox Motors and Ford Motor Co.
Wallace’s parents are Randy Wallace (deceased) and Teresa Wallace of New Richmond. Wallace plans to study biological sciences at University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.
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 529 scholarships awarded by Ford Division, Ford Motor Co. Fund and Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2012, or current collegiate students. This program is a part of Ford’s 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 $7,115,000 in scholarships to 7,115 FFA members throughout the country.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.