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December 07, 2007   Email to Friend 

Tracy Taylor Grondine
(202) 406-3642
December 07, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Farm Bureau Federation, Dodge Trucks and the National FFA Organization are pleased to announce that Dodge Trucks is offering collegiate scholarships to FFA members across the country. Dodge has been a sponsor of the National FFA Scholarship Program since its inception more than 20 years ago. Farm Bureau joined FFA and Dodge as a partner in 1999.

The scholarship program is a cooperative effort between Dodge, Farm Bureau and the National FFA Organization. To apply, a student must be an FFA member and a member of a Farm Bureau family. Students must complete the official National FFA Scholarship Application including the parent financial analysis section, as financial need will be considered.

Applications are available online at scholarships.ffa.org.

A completed signature page must be mailed to FFA postmarked by Feb. 15. The scholarships start at $1,000 each and are available to FFA members in all 50 states.

Dodge Truck scholarships are designed to recognize FFA members from Farm Bureau families throughout the U.S. for their supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs), academic achievements and other school accomplishments. Dodge Trucks sponsors these scholarships as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The National FFA Scholarship Program, through the sponsorship of generous corporations and individuals, awards more than $2 million in scholarships annually to FFA members.

Dodge has a long history of offering a helping hand to young people with an interest in agriculture-related careers. The company has supported the FFA for more than 50 years and continues as the leading sponsor of the American Farm Bureau Federation's "Young Farmers & Ranchers" competitions in 2008.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 500,823 student members -- all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture -- as part of 7,358 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. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.

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