Ford Fund Awards Blue Oval Scholars with $100K in Scholarships
Ford celebrated more than 160 graduating seniors from 10 high schools around Detroit on Thursday with its sixth annual Blue Oval Scholarship program. The awards were presented at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where each student received between $250 and $1,000 in financial awards to put toward their college tuition. This year’s awards totaled $100,000 in scholarships and aid.
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“At Ford Motor Company, we believe that student achievement is the cornerstone to future progress, and supporting the next generation of leaders is critical to the growth of the communities we serve,” said Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “The Blue Oval Scholarship program reinforces academic excellence and encourages high school students to pursue their dreams so they may become reality.”
This year’s recipients emanate from the following high schools: Central Collegiate Academy, Cody, Harper Woods High School, Mt. Clemens High School, Osborn, Pontiac High School, River Rouge High School, Southeastern, Western, and Ypsilanti Community High School.
In the seven-year history of the Blue Oval Scholarship program, Ford Fund has awarded more than $700,000 in financial aid to nearly 1,000 Detroit-area students.
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