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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

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

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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

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For Ford Motor Company
Maria Ibanez