The National FFA Organization has awarded a $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarship to Brandon Englund of the Central Heights FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Beckman Ford Inc. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Englund plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Ottawa University.

The scholarship is one of 1,645 awarded through the National FFA Organizationís scholarship program this year. Currently, 127 sponsors contribute more than $2.1 million to support scholarships for students.

The recipients were selected from 6,116 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicantís leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.