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Rifle High student wins $5,000 Ford scholarship

One of Silt’s own high school students is the recipient of a $5,000 college scholarship from Ford Motor Company. Amy Daley, a student at Rifle High School, won the scholarship as part of the Ford Country Scholars program, which provides financial assistance to students committed to following careers that support rural life.

As one of the 25 state winners, Daley will be presented a $5,000 scholarship by Glenwood Springs Ford on behalf of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. and its dealers committed nearly $4 million to the Ford Country Scholars program to provide educational assistance to students in a variety of rural communities over the next three years.

“It is important for students to recognize the career opportunities that are available right here in our own community,” said Steve Nilsson, general manager of Glenwood Springs Ford. “We’re confident Amy will put this scholarship and her education to good use.”

A panel of Colorado Ford dealers, Ford Division representatives and local educators and civic leaders judged the scholarship applications. Scholastic achievement, local community service and career plans that support rural life were among the deciding qualifications.

“This scholarship program is one way Ford is demonstrating its commitment to our nation’s rural communities,” said Cisco Codina, Ford Division general marketing manager. “Supporting Colorado’s future generation will help ensure a healthy economy and livelihood for the state.”

Ford Motor Company and its Colorado dealers have a long history of supporting youth in rural communities. The company has long been a leading sponsor of the FFA organization, and recently contributed $1.5 million as the primary sponsor of the Provider Pals program. Ford also contributes equipment to America’s Second Harvest, a national nonprofit organization serving food banks.

A complete list of 2002 scholarship recipients is available at http://www.fordcountryscholars.com.

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