Pelham wins Ford scholarship

Published 2:46 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sara Pelham, a 2010 graduate of Bainbridge High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by River Bend Ford and Ford Motor Company.

Pelham’s parents are Wesley Pelham and Amy Pelham of Bainbridge. Pelham plans to study animal science at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

The Built Ford Tough Trucks FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.

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The scholarship is one of 457 scholarships awarded by Ford Division, Ford Motor Company Fund and the Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2010, as well as 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 these 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.

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 the 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 developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.