Education plays a key role in enhancing progress and making the world a better place. Because of this, supporting educational opportunities has always been a priority for me. As many schools are preparing to return to in-person classes this fall, I feel it is more important than ever to continue to help support our families inside the company.
I am pleased to offer the William Clay Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program once again in 2021. The program provides $1,500 in assistance for children of U.S. Ford employees and is now open for enrollment. To qualify, students must be sophomores in college during the 2021 fall term. Recognizing the challenges students and their families continue to face during the pandemic, this year, recipients may use the scholarship funds toward several educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies and required equipment.
We will also continue to incorporate a community service component to the selection criteria in addition to academic achievement. This year more than ever, has taught us the importance of helping others.
I encourage everyone who is eligible to submit an application. My warmest good wishes to all of you and your families.
Details about the program are provided online at LIFE@FORD (under Ford resources, programs) and Scholarship America at Learnmore.scholarsapply.org/wcfordjr/. Application deadline is July 30, 2021.
The William Clay Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program was established by Executive Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. to assist Ford employees and their children in paying for postsecondary education.