WIX® Filters Announces 2017 National FFA Scholarship Winners

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Six Students to be Awarded College Scholarship Funds

WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has announced the 2017 national FFA scholarship winners for a variety of skills, career goals and higher education plans.

Out of 8,300 students who applied for the scholarship opportunity, WIX Filters and the National FFA Organization will award funds to six recipients. Each student completed an application, which considers the whole student including FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.

“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.

About WIX Filters

Since 1939, WIX® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Part of the MANN+HUMMEL family of brands, WIX's product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com, or any of our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.


Christy Marion

Jennifer Gibson