Ford Fund and North Texas Ford Dealers Award $500,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors
- 250 students from 146 schools across North Texas received scholarships to pursue their dreams of higher education
- Since 2015, Ford Fund and North Texas Ford dealers have invested more than $4 million in scholarships and educational resources supporting more than 35,000 students in North Texas area schools
- 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
North Texas, June 5, 2020 – - In a unique partnership, Ford Motor Company Fund matched every dollar invested by the North Texas Ford dealers to award $500,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships to 250 students through their participation in the “What Drives Your Dreams?” essay contest.
“Our collaborative work with the North Texas Ford dealers demonstrates Ford’s commitment to continue investing in education and helping to strengthen communities,” said Joe Ávila, manager, U.S. & Latin America, Ford Motor Company Fund. “At Ford Fund we are proud to help these exceptional students start their college journey and are committed to adapting our programs to best served their unique challenges during COVID-19.”
Ford Fund recognized the scholarship winners for their accomplishments and hard work during a virtual ceremony June 4, 2020. Students heard from entrepreneur, investor and owner of Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban; Ross Bjork, athletic director at Texas A&M; Ford representatives and others who congratulated the students and urged them to stay focused on their goals, work hard and not be deterred by challenges. Students also had the opportunity to receive e-gift cards through their participation in virtual trivia.
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.