Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $50,000 to American Indian College Fund

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DENVER--Nov. 7, 2012: Ford Motor Company Fund has renewed a $50,000 grant to the American Indian College Fund for the Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Scholars Program.

Ten tribal college scholarships and five mainstream university scholarships at $3,000 each are available for Native students studying science, technology, engineering, math, or business. All applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average.

"At Ford, we understand the strength of our country relies on the quality of its future leaders and the education they receive," said Mike Schmidt of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "We are honored to be working with the American Indian College Fund to provide Ford Blue Oval Scholarships that support Native American students in their pursuit of higher education."

"We are delighted that the Ford Motor Company Fund is continuing its commitment to Native education in these important fields of study," said Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "A college education helps not just our students, but also their families and communities."

About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services are committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism and cultural diversity for those who live in the communities where Ford operates. Established in 1949 and made possible by funding from Ford Motor Company, the Ford Motor Company Fund supports initiatives and institutions that foster innovative education, auto-related safety, and American heritage and legacy.  National programs include Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, which provides high school students with academically rigorous 21st century learning experiences, and Ford Driving Skills for Life - a teen-focused auto safety initiative. The Ford Volunteer Corps, established in 2005, continues Ford's legacy of caring worldwide. Through the Volunteer Corps, Ford employees and retirees participate in a wide range of volunteer projects in their communities. For more information on programs made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, visit Ford Community.

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