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The Ford Leadership Scholars program is a result of the Texas FFA Foundation and Texas Ford Dealers partnership to enhance the leadership opportunities of Texas FFA members.

The purpose of the program is to: 1) Identify students who exhibit high levels of leadership at the chapter level. 2) Engage these identified students in a leadership development program created to enhance those qualities of leadership. 3) Recognize the Scholars to build a remarkable legacy for the future of our state and nation.

The objective of the training week is to equip students to go back to their communities to develop substantial and sustainable community service capstone projects. 

Class of 2023      
Lilian Adams
Whitehouse FFA
  Thomas Dean
Madisonville FFA
  Joeli Hardy
Madisonville FFA
  Hunter Lawson
Paradise FFA
Shayla Mader
Stephenville FFA
  Gauge McCain
Brazos FFA
  Augustus Mushinski
Bridgeland FFA
  Tracer Rice
McGregor FFA
Mia Stowe
Gilmer FFA
  Natalie Troyer
Clear Brook FFA

Ford Leadership Scholars Selection Process Dates      

December 18, 2023 - FLS applications open/Book Assignment Announced (see module below)
January 19, 2024 - FLS application closes
February - March - Selection committee reviews applications
March 25, 2024 - Candidates notified of interview selection via email
May 20, 2024- Finalist Interviews at Texas Farm Bureau Conference Center in Waco, Texas
July 27-31-Mandatory Ford Leadership Scholar Training

2024-2025 FLS Book Study Assignment      

Applicants shall select one of the books from the list below and write a 500-750 word essay addressing the following prompt. Essays should be submitted at the time the application is submitted.

Provide an overview of the book and explain how you could incorporate concepts gleaned from this book during your year as a Ford Leadership Scholar and in your personal and professional life. 

Book Options:

  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, Jim Collins
  • Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
  • Change Your World, John C Maxwell & Rob Hoskins
  • Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Stephen Post

Frequently Asked Questions      
Please reference these frequently asked questions and answers about the Texas FFA Ford Leadership Scholars Program. If you have any additional questions, contact the Texas FFA Office, at

Past Texas FFA Ford Leadership Scholars and Projects      
Since 2009, the Texas FFA Ford Leadership Scholars program has been preparing members to go back to their communities to develop substantial and sustainable community service capstone projects. 

NameDate AddedSize
Accessing the FLS Application 5/19/2023 456 KB
FLS Commitment Pledge 3/25/2024 185 KB
Texas FFA Health History Form 3/24/2023 570 KB

  Corporate Sponsors
  AgTrust Farm Credit  

  Class of 2024
Meet the Class of 2024

  Class of 2023's Projects
Check out this year's Texas FFA Ford Leadership Scholars project descriptions here. Additional information and photos will be added as the efforts progress throughout the school year. 

UPDATE: The literature component is no longer a required part of the selection process. However, there will be new literature component integrated into the FLS program. 

  FLS Title Sponsor

If you have any questions regarding the Ford Leadership Scholars Program, contact the Texas FFA Office, at

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