Cody Vance of Sulphur Bluff High School FFA was awarded a $1,000 Built Ford Tough scholarship by the National FFA Organization. The scholarship is sponsored by Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Vance plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Sam Houston State University.
Vance was chosen, along with 1819 others, from among 8,383 applicants from across the country. His selection was based on his leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.
The scholarship is one of 1,820 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 116 sponsors contribute more than $2.6 million to support scholarships for students. For 32 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. Funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.