FFA Scholarship awarded to Napoleon youth
Created: 6/03/10 (Thu) | Topic: Leadership
Logan Wald, son of Susan and Victor Wald, Jr. of Napoleon, has received one of 50 $1,000 scholarships nationwide for agricultural studies, from the National FFA Organization in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Federation and Ram Trucks, a division of Chrysler Group LLC.
“FFA is an outstanding opportunity for young people to develop and expand their leadership potential, which is particularly important as more people become further removed from agriculture,” said North Dakota Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling. “Logan is a shining example of the outstanding agricultural leadership FFA helps develop, and we’re proud to continue our long-time affiliation with FFA.”
Ram Trucks provided funding for the scholarships with the stipulation that winning FFA students had to be from a Farm Bureau family. Selection of winners also was based on the applicant’s academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience in an agricultural education program and the student’s future goals.
Ram Trucks sponsors the scholarships as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Scholarships are presented to the winning students by Ram Trucks dealers on behalf of the company.
Logan plans to attend Bismarck State College next fall, and major in farm and ranch management.
The National FFA Scholarship Program was funded by 132 sponsors, providing 1,589 individual scholarships (having grown from 16 scholarships in 1984) worth more than $1.9 million. A total of 8,305 students applied.