Ford Fund Awards $50,000 in Scholarships to San Antonio High School Seniors; Virtual Ceremony Announces Winners
- 25 college-bound students from 25 high schools received scholarships to pursue higher education
- Students won e-gift cards through their participation in virtual trivia and social media contest
- Ford Driving Dreams initiatives have delivered more than $10 million in educational resources since 2012
San Antonio Texas, May 29, 2020 – Ford Driving Dreams, a signature educational initiative of Ford Motor Company Fund, returned to San Antonio to recognize 25 talented high school seniors through their participation in the “What Drives Your Dreams?” essay contest.
Ford Fund announced and celebrated the scholarship recipients from the 25 high schools during a virtual ceremony on May 28, 2020. Students and parents heard from Ford speakers and Ross Bjork, athletic director at Texas A&M, who encouraged the high school graduates to continue pursuing higher education and aspire excellence in all they do.
The initiative is an ongoing collaboration between Ford Fund and San Antonio Area Ford dealers to empower students to graduate on time and focus on reaching their college dreams. “At Ford, we are proud to help students excel and get on their path to a brighter future,” said Joe Ávila, manager, U.S. & Latin America, Ford Motor Company Fund. “In the midst of the challenges students face as a result of COVID-19, we continue to look for creative ways to offer new resources and adapt programs to best empower their future success.”
Since 2015, Ford Driving Dreams has awarded $250,000 in scholarships to 125 students in San Antonio.
In total, 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.