WIX® Filters Announces 2018 National FFA Scholarship Winners

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Six Students Awarded College Scholarship Funds Totaling $8,000

WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has announced the 2018 national FFA scholarship winners for a variety of skills, career goals and higher education plans.

Out of 8,831 students who applied for the scholarship opportunity, WIX Filters and the National FFA Organization will award six recipients. Each student is required to complete an application that assesses FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.

“Each year, I reflect on my personal growth through FFA and why these scholarships are so important,” said Jennifer Gibson, brand manager for WIX Filters. “FFA provides the youth with opportunities to build leadership skills and understand the importance of education. WIX is honored to present funds to each of these students.”

Applicants must be an 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 have demonstrated leadership. The six winners included students from the following schools:

• Tyler Ditchfield, Ottawa Township High School, Illinois
• Reece McFarland, Bloomfield High School, Nebraska
• Derick Buhr, Avarda-Clearmont High School, Wyoming
• Rosalva Diaz, Santa Maria High School, California
• Lane Kabrey, Chetopa High School, Kansas
• Cole Kliethermes, Eldon R-1 High School, Missouri

As part of its ongoing commitment to the industry, WIX is in its 32nd year of support for the National FFA Organization. Visit www.FFA.org for a list of all scholarship recipients. 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 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 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