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Anissa Galyen of Watseka Ford presents Benjamin Vanderwall with his scholarship.

Watseka Ford Lincoln announced it is working with the FFA to award college scholarships to local members. This year, Benjamin Vanderwall of North Newton FFA has been selected as the recipient of the Built Ford Tough $1,000 scholarship, according to a news release. He plans on attending Purdue University where he will major in animal science with an intended career in bioscience/genetics-dairy.

This is the 20th year of the Built Ford Tough Scholarship program. Last year, Ford Motor Company, awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships.

In 2018, more than 1,800 scholarships worth over $2.8 million were awarded to FFA members through the National FFA Scholarship program, with 120 sponsors participating in the program. This year, over 6,000 students applied for these scholarships.

The National FFA Organization’s 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. For more

information, visit the National FFA Organization online, on Facebook and Twitter.