Ford Fund and Houston Area Ford Dealers Award $100,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors
- Ford Fund is awarding $100,000 in scholarships to 50 students in the Greater Houston area; Students also win e-gifts cards through participation in virtual trivia
- Since 2015, more than $500,000 has been invested in scholarships and educational resources supporting more than 250 Houston-area students
- In total, Ford Driving Dreams has delivered more than $10 million in educational resources across the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Europe since it began in 2012
Houston, Texas, June 3, 2020 – Ford Motor Company Fund and Houston area Ford dealers awarded $100,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships to 50 senior high school students from more than 40 schools that participated in the “What Drives Your Dreams?” essay contest. This is the fifth year that Ford helps Houston students pursue their academic dreams of going to college.
The scholarships recipients were announced during a virtual ceremony June 2, 2020. Graduates and parents heard from Ford speakers and Ross Bjork, athletic director at Texas A&M, who congratulated the seniors on their achievements and encouraged them to stay committed to their academic dreams.
“At Ford Fund we are proud to award scholarships to these talented students,” said Joe Ávila, manager, U.S. & Latin America, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Education is a priority for Ford, and we are committed to helping create a better quality of life by investing in the education of our youth, which is why we have adapted our programs to enable us to continue empowering students amidst the many challenges resulting from COVID-19.”
Ford Driving Dreams has impacted more than 200,000 students across the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Europe since it was launched in 2012. The initiative has delivered more than $10 million in educational resources and scholarships administered by the LULAC National Education Service Center, Inc. (LNESC). For more information, visit www.FordDrivingDreams.com. Find us at @FordDrivingDreams in Facebook and Instagram and follow the stories with #forddrivingdreams and #fordimpulsandosueños.
About Ford Motor Company Fund
As the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund’s mission is to strengthen communities and help make people’s lives better. Working with dealers and nonprofit partners in 63 countries, Ford Fund provides access to opportunities and resources that help people reach their full potential. Since 1949, Ford Fund has invested more than $2 billion in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life and encourage employee volunteering. For more information, visit www.fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook and Twitter.