Von Dohlen Motor Co. is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough college scholarship program for Goliad High School and Refugio High School and has been a proud supporter for nine years. For the 2008-2009 school year, they are helping two local students attend the college of their choice.
“We’re pleased to be able to support the local FFA, as well as Ford Motor Company’s support of the National FFA Foundation,” says Leonard Von Dohlen III.” “All of the FFA scholars we have sponsored have told us how grateful they are for the support, and how the FFA experience has changed their lives.”
FFA members must take their scholarship application to Von Dohlen Motor Co. for the dealer signature and the official dealer code to be included in the scholarship search.
The applications are then sent to the National FFA for final judging and selection. As a result, the FFA members will meet - and thank - the dealer that could possibly help fund their college education.
In 2009, Ford will provide substantial support for the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis and the FFA Washington Leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
In addition, Ford has committed to a 12th year of the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program, which will award up to 700 FFA members with a $1,000 college scholarship, each co-sponsored by Ford Dealers like Von Dohlen Motor Co.
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. The program, equally funded by Ford Motor Company and Ford dealers, has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships to over 5,000 FFA members.