FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $50,000
December 5, 2011
Ford Motor Company Fund has granted $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund for the Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Scholars Program for the 2011-12 academic year for Native American students attending tribal colleges and mainstream universities.
The scholarship is available to Native students at a tribal college pursuing a degree in math, science, engineering, business, teacher training, or environmental science. Native mainstream university students are eligible if they are studying accounting, computer science, engineering, finance, marketing, or operations management. All applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average.
“At Ford, we understand that the strength of our country relies on the quality of its future leaders and the education they receive,” said Mike Schmidt of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “We are honored to be working with the American Indian College Fund to provide Ford Blue Oval Scholarships that support Native American students in their pursuit of higher education.”
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund for the betterment of Native people and Indian Country,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Ford Motor Company Fund’s philanthropic support of higher education in Indian Country is helping to change the lives of not just our students, but their families and communities by providing the hope of a college education. American Indian people are some of the poorest in the nation, and without the support of partners like Ford Motor Company Fund, they might not otherwise be able to afford to pursue their education goals.”
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