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 Ford Motor Company Fund Asks Students How They Are Making a Difference in Their Community to Win One of Three Prizes

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DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company Fund has launched the "Heart Behind the Oval" video contest. Based on public voting, three prizes will be awarded to college students who showcase how they are making a difference at their local non-profit.

The first place prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship with $2,500 to their featured non-profit; second place a $2,500 scholarship with $1,000 to their featured non-profit;  third place a $1,000 scholarship with $1,000 to their featured non-profit.

Videos will be submitted on the Ford Blue Oval Scholar Facebook page. Ford Blue Oval Scholars is a Ford Fund program that supports Ford Scholarship recipients.

“The Heart Behind the Oval scholarship contest salutes students who share the same value of giving back to the community that Ford has demonstrated for more than a century," said Mike Schmidt, Director, Education and Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.  "More important, the program allows us to invest in these students' futures.”

The video contest runs Oct. 17 through Nov. 30 and will be housed on the Ford Blue Oval Scholars Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fordblueovalscholars). All college students are required to submit a video no longer than 3 minutes showcasing how they make a difference in their community. Each eligible submission will be reviewed based on how the student participates at the non-profit, from contributing to local non-profit organizations to mentoring or volunteer work, and the impact the non-profit has on the community. To register or view the Official Rules visit: www.facebook.com/fordblueovalscholars. The contest is open to current college students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university by Sept. 1, 2011.

  

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10/18/2011 12:00 AM