National FFA Scholarship awarded
to local student Lukas Aylesworth
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[June 16, 2017]
PULASKI - The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000.00 Ram
Trucks Dealer scholarship to Lukas Aylesworth of the Mount Pulaski
FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Lincoln Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep,
Ram. Aylesworth plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at
University of Illinois - College of ACES.
This scholarship is one of 1,888 awarded through the National FFA
Organization's scholarship program this year. Currently 115 sponsors
contribute more than $2.7 million to support scholarships for
For 33 years, scholarships have been made available through funding
secured by the National FFA Foundation. This generous funding comes
from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage
excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2017 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,337 applicants
from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant's
leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community
activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in
agricultural education and future goals.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth
and career success training through agricultural education to
649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA
chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. The organization is also supported by 225,891 alumni
members in 1,934 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of
649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all
50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization
is supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 local FFA Alumni
chapters throughout the U.S. 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. The National FFA Organization operates
under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress
and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture.
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The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps
set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education
programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on
Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education,
government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that
recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the
future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees
composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the
foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent
of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural
education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.
[National FFA Organization via Rick