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Ford Announces William Clay Ford Scholarship

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Ford Motor Company has committed $1 million in automotive design scholarships over the next 20 years, donating $10,000 to five students every year. The scholarship is in commemoration of the late William Clay Ford, and his contributions to the design legacy of Ford Motor Company.

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William Clay Ford Scholarship will honor the late William Clay Ford, a designing legend with the Blue Oval

William Clay Ford was both a Ford employee and a board member, and throughout his 57 years with Ford, he helped set the trajectory for the company’s design direction – including overseeing the design of the iconic Lincoln Continental Mark II, considered to be one of the greatest cars ever built.

“Design was Mr. Ford’s passion, and his creative vision transformed vehicle design at Ford,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services in a recent news release. “We are honoring William Clay Ford’s legacy by encouraging and supporting the next generation of innovative automotive designers through this scholarship.”

The William Clay Ford Scholarship will be awarded to exceptional college sophomores and juniors pursuing a degree in automotive design. Interested in applying? Keep your eyes peeled for details to be released in the coming months.