Ford, North Texas Ford Dealers Announce More Than $400,000 in Scholarships for Senior High School Students

  • North Texas high school seniors can be eligible to receive more than
    $400,000 in scholarships from North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor
    Company Fund to pursue education in science, technology, engineering
    and math
  • Ford Driving Dreams program has invested close to $2 million in
    education programs and awareness initiatives – reaching more than
    14,000 students in North Texas
  • Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a Ford Driving Dreams
    awards ceremony in May

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced more than
$400,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships for seniors in high schools
across North Texas interested in pursuing 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 February 29.

Qualifying scholarship applicants must submit a “What Drives Your
Dream?” essay.

The scholarships are part of Ford’s overall education efforts in North
Texas. The Ford Driving Dreams program for the 2015-16 school year
focused on promoting reading at an early age by donating 10,000 new
books to North Texas children in need, and helping students graduate
from high school on time and go on to college. The scholarships were
administered by Stars on the Rise, an education initiative by Greater
Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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.

North Texas 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 North Texas, 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 Dallas Independent School District, Fort
Worth Independent School District, Stars on the Rise, Parents Step
Ahead, SER Jobs for Progress, University of Crossroads and North Texas
Food Bank. Statewide, Ford has invested more than $22 million in
community building initiatives since 2000.

For more information, visit www.forddrivingdreams.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.

For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and
video, visit www.media.ford.com.

Contacts

For Ford Motor Company
Maria Ibanez
703.807.0500
mi@comunicad.com