Mahindra USA Awards $32,000 In Scholarships

Twenty high school graduates received college scholarships totaling $32,000 from Mahindra USA in recognition of their scholastic achievements and involvement in their local high school’s agricultural-focused clubs and activities. Mahindra offers scholarships under three specific programs: Women In Ag and Urban Ag scholarships in conjunction with the national Future Farmer’s of America organization, and Mahindra Texas Pride scholarships offered jointly with the Career and Technology Association of Texas, Inc.

“It is truly rewarding to provide scholarships to these exceptional high school students. It is a privilege to put our Mahindra Rise initiative of driving positive change to work in the lives of these young people through our extensive scholarship program,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Mahindra USA. “With our committed investment in today’s youth, the future of our industry is bright and it looks like we will be in good hands.”

“We appreciate Mahindra’s dedicated support of tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture through these national FFA scholarships,” said Molly Ball, National FFA Foundation president. “These FFA members and agricultural education students work hard to earn this support to further their education and this opportunity is a great support to furthering their career aspirations.”

“CTAT is proud to partner with Mahindra USA in support of college scholarships. Together, we believe that educating young people in career and technical education results in high student achievement and aids in advancing students to postsecondary education and a globally competitive workforce,” said Robin Painovich, Executive Director, CTAT. “CTE students are among the nation’s most productive, innovative and dedicated students, and we are honored to recognize their achievements by providing scholarships to further their education.”

Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, is an active sponsor of youth-focused agricultural programs such as the national Future Farmers of America and the Career and Technology Association of Texas. In addition, it sponsors an advanced vocational program through Oklahoma State University and an Urban Ag program in Detroit, Michigan.

For more information about Mahindra USA’s scholarship program, visit: and

Mahindra USA/FFA Urban Ag $2,500 Scholarship Winners:

  • Noor Ahmad, Chicago HS Of Ag Science, IL                                    
  • Hannah Ashton, Lee HS, TX                                                        
  • Max Firkins, Lee HS, TX                                                              
  • Clarence Jerome III, Madison HS, TX                                            
  • Mahindra USA/FFA Women In Ag $2,500 Scholarship Winners:
  • Caitlin Ross, Mason Co HS, KY                                
  • Marisa Thum, Saint Louis HS, MI
  • Lacy Fitzpatrick, Eldon HS, MO                               
  • Rebekah Wagner, Poteet HS, TX
  • Mahindra USA/CTAT $1,000 Scholarship Winners:
  • Mackenzie Leigh Wilhite, Dimmitt HS, TX
  • Cameron Lane Price, Dublin HS, TX
  • Katy Elizabeth Wilkins, Prairiland HS, TX
  • Kameron Lyshon Evans, McNeil HS, TX
  • Will Samuel Mallett, Iola HS, TX
  • Jessica Theresa Santos, Angleton HS, TX
  • Steven Allen Fanick, East Central HS, TX
  • Shawn Garrett Wehmeyer, Calhoun HS, TX
  • John-Anthony Isaac Fraga, Harlingen HS South, TX
  • Cody Allen Bailey, Vidor HS, TX
  • Alejandra Nichole Murphy, San Elizario HS, TX
  • Brady Garland Taylor, Brownwood HS, TX

About Mahindra USA

Mahindra USA (MUSA) is part of the US $ 16.9 billion Mahindra Group’s Automotive and Farm Sector – the number one selling tractor company in the world, based on volumes and the only tractor manufacturer in the world to win the industry’s top two quality awards: the Deming Application Prize and the Japan Quality Medal, care of Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers. Houston, Texas-based Mahindra USA (MUSA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and began selling tractors in the USA in 1994. MUSA has since grown rapidly due to high customer satisfaction levels and strong customer referrals. Mahindra USA has five distribution points in North America to help meet the needs of its customers and the growing demand for its products. To learn more about Mahindra USA, please visit