December 17, 2010 - Today, John Barber announced that Barber Brothers Ford would join Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America).
Ford has committed to a fourteenth year of the Built Ford Tough - FFA collegiate scholarship program, which will award $1,000 scholarships to hundreds of FFA members, each co-sponsored by Ford Dealers like Barber Brothers Ford.
Ford has supported the National FFA 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 almost $6.1 million in scholarships to FFA members.
Barber Brothers Ford is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Morgan High School. For the 2010-2011 school year, they are helping 1 local student(s) attend the college of their choice.
To be eligible, FFA members must submit an online 2011 Scholarship Application at www.ffa.org and take the required Signature Page to Barber Brothers Ford for the dealer endorsement and official dealer code; thus providing FFA members the opportunity to meet - and thank - the dealer for their support of continuing education.
“We’re pleased to be able to support the local chapter and Ford Motor Company in its strong commitment to the National FFA”, says John Barber. “All our previous scholarship recipients tell us how grateful they are for the financial support and how the FFA experience has changed their lives.”
“Visit any local farm and you can see that trucks - particularly F-Series - play an integral role in the agricultural industry,” says John Barber. We want to help these future leaders succeed and become our customers from the start of their careers to the end - just like many of their parents and grandparents.”