Latino Traffic Report has learned that Ford Motor Company Fund and Houston area Ford dealers, assisted by the LULAC National Education Service Centers (LNESC) awarded $100,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships to 50 senior high school students from more than 40 schools that participated in the “What Drives Your Dreams?” essay contest. This is the fifth year that Ford helps Houston students pursue their academic dreams of going to college.
The scholarships recipients were announced during a virtual ceremony June 2, 2020. Graduates and parents heard from Ford speakers and Ross Bjork, athletic director at Texas A&M, who congratulated the seniors on their achievements and encouraged them to stay committed to their academic dreams.
“At Ford Fund we are proud to award scholarships to these talented students,” said Joe Ávila, manager, United States & Latin America, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Education is a priority for Ford, and we are committed to helping create a better quality of life by investing in the education of our youth, which is why we have adapted our programs to enable us to continue empowering students amidst the many challenges resulting from COVID-19.”
Ford Driving Dreams has impacted more than 200,000 students across the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Europe since it was launched in 2012. The initiative has delivered more than $10 million in educational resources and scholarships administered by the LNESC. For more information, visit www.FordDrivingDreams.com. Find us at @FordDrivingDreams in Facebook and Instagram and follow the stories with #forddrivingdreams and #fordimpulsandosueños.