Published On: Fri, Jul 26th, 2013

Ford Motor Company Fund awards $60,000 to American Indian College Fund

 DENVER, Colo. – Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a $50,000 grant to the American Indian College Fund for Native student scholarships through the Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Scholars Program and an additional $10,000 to support the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala on Oct. 10 which raises money for student scholarships.

The Blue Oval Scholars Program awards eight tribal college scholarships and four mainstream university scholarships of $3,000 each for Native students studying science, technology, engineering, math, or business in a two or four-year degree program with a 3.0 grade point average. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to American Indian communities or volunteer service.

 “We are deeply honored to be recognized for our commitment and 13 years of contributions to the American Indian College Fund,” said Mike Schmidt, Director of Education, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “At Ford, we understand that the strength of our country relies on the quality of its leaders and the education they receive. We are pleased to support Native American students in their pursuit of higher education.”

 “The Ford Motor Company Fund’s commitment to Native education for 13 years in these important fields of study is instrumental to our students’ success in fields that help impact the future of our nation as well as Native communities,” said Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.

– American Indian College Fund

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