Middletown Tractor Sales has launched a new scholarship program to help high school students who belong to the National Future Farmers of America.
The scholarship program, funded by Middletown Tractor and administered by the National FFA Foundation, will allow students throughout North Central West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania to apply for one of two $2,000 scholarships.
Each can be used at any accredited college or university in the country.
Middletown Tractor said it is making the scholarship program a community effort.
"The thing that makes our program a little different from most scholarships programs is that we opened it up to community support," said Heather Hudson, Middletown Tractor Corporate Marketing Manager. "We've actually invited our neighbors, friends, customers and employees to come in and make a donation to the program. Whether that be an outright donation or they can tack on a couple extra dollars to a purchase they are already making."
Anytime a purchase is made at any Middletown Tractor location, patrons have the opportunity to add a donation amount to their purchase.
The donations are tax free and the donor will be given a card to sign that will be displayed at each dealership.
"Middletown Tractor is a small business. Although we have recently expanded to two new dealerships in Pennsylvania, we want to keep our culture the same- business by family, for family," said Adam Boyers, general manager and vice president of Middletown Tractor. "That is why we have chosen to open our scholarship program up to community support. We believe in our business, just as we believe in those who have kept us in business. This program will allow us to invite our customers to become an even bigger part of our Middletown family."
For more information on the scholarship program, how to apply, or how to get involved, visit Middletown Tractor's website.