“FFA played an integral role in my personal and professional development. The skills I acquired helped shaped the person I am today,” said Jennifer Gibson, brand manager for WIX Filters. “The organization provides young people the opportunity to learn about leadership, integrity and the importance of education and we are so proud to be able to make a positive difference in the lives of these students. Each one of them has the potential to be a future leader.”
Student applicants must be a FFA member, retain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and intend on a major in agricultural engineering, agricultural mechanization, agricultural power and equipment or diesel mechanics. Students must also live on a family farm, exhibit financial need, have participated in community service and demonstrate leadership. The six winners included students from the following schools:
Nathan Northcutt, Oklahoma State University
Christopher Preuss and Dalton Reinke, North Dakota State College of Science
Wyatt Douglas Krehbiel, Kansas State University
Tayler Elwood and Paul Boesl, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Wisconsin Technical College
As part of its ongoing commitment to the industry, WIX is in its 31st year of support for the National FFA Organization. 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.
All scholarship recipients are listed on www.FFA.org. For more information on WIX, please visit www.wixfilters.com.