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Ford Driving Dreams to Launch in San Antonio with $50,000 in Scholarships for Eligible Senior High School Students

  • San Antonio seniors from selected high schools can be eligible to receive more than $50,000 in scholarships from San Antonio Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund
  • Scholarships are part of Ford Driving Dreams, which is launching in San Antonio this year as Ford expands its strategic philanthropic approach with San Antonio Ford Dealers
  • Scholarships will enable students to pursue an education in science, technology, engineering and math; recipients will be recognized at a Ford Driving Dreams ceremony

San Antonio, Feb. 8, 2016 – San Antonio Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced $50,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships for eligible seniors at selected high schools across San Antonio interested in pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and math.

The $2,000-a-piece scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students graduating in 2016 and planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university over the period for which the scholarship is requested. The application deadline is Feb. 29.

Qualifying scholarship applicants must submit a “What Drives Your Dream?” essay. The scholarships are part of Ford’s overall education efforts in San Antonio to help students graduate from high school on time and go on to college. The scholarships are administered by LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).

Across the country, Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, invests more than $8 million a year in scholarships and other education initiatives. In addition to Ford Driving Dreams, Ford Fund educational programs include Ford Blue Oval Scholars, Ford Next Generation Learning, Ford College Community Challenge and Ford STEAM Lab.

San Antonio is also home to the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, created in 2009 in a partnership led by local arts organizations and Henry Ford Learning Institute, a non-profit organization founded by the Ford Motor Company Fund and The Henry Ford Academy dedicated to creating public schools in public spaces.

San Antonio is a Ford Operation Better World market. Launched in 2008, the Operation Better World framework enables Ford Fund, dealers and other groups to collaborate on a strategic approach to philanthropy to more effectively meet community needs. In San Antonio, the main focus is education, but Ford also supports community needs such as hunger relief efforts and teen driver safety.

Ford’s local partners include Boy Scouts of America, LNESC San Antonio, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Henry Ford Academy and San Antonio Food Bank.

For more information, visit www.forddrivingdreams.com.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community and global partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 65 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. Ford Driving Skills for Life is free, interactive, hands-on safety training focused on skill development and driving techniques, while addressing inexperience, distractions and impaired driving. Innovation in education is encouraged through Ford Blue Oval Scholars, Ford Next Generation Learning and other inspiring programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. The Ford Volunteer Corps enlists more than 30,000 Ford employees and retirees each year to work on local projects that strengthen their communities and improve people’s lives in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://community.ford.com.

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