Warren County High School student and Future Farmers of American member John Turner is the recipient of a $1,000 Ford Truck/ Built Ford Tough scholarship.
“I feel to enter college and be successful you must have a good foundation,” said Turner. “I feel I have found that through scholarships such as the Kidd Ford scholarship.”
The scholarship was awarded by the National FFA Organization. Kidd Ford, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship.
“Scholarships are a way for businesses to give back to the community,” said Terry Kidd, the owner of Kidd Ford. “It’s worthwhile to give a student the opportunity to go to college. We are glad that people support are business and we can, in turn, support a student’s desire to go to college. I’m glad to do it.”
This scholarship is one of 1,539 to be awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year. Currently, 130 sponsors generously contribute more than $1.9 million to support this program. This is the 28th year scholarships have been made available through the National FFA Foundation by individuals and business and industry sponsors to reward and encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
Turner says he plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Tennessee Tech and he appreciates Kidd Ford for its support of schools with fundraisers like Drive One 4UR School and higher education with scholarships.
“I feel truly blessed to have been given this scholarship which will help me on my journey through attaining a higher education,” Turner added. “I can’t thank Kidd Ford enough for its continued support of education.”