Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ford Motor Co. Awards Detroit-Area Students With Several Blue Oval Scholarships

BRIGHTON, Mich. - Last week, Ford Motor Co. awarded Detroit-Area students with several Blue Oval Scholarships amounting to $100,000! More than 160 Detroit-area high school students from 10 different schools received scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000, with over $700,000 in scholarships awarded to students across the nation. For 2015, the Blue Oval Scholarship program partnered with the SME Education Foundation to encourage students to pursue their dreams post high-school graduation.

The awards were presented last Thursday, June 18, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African America History, where achievements for over 160 graduating high school seniors were celebrated. Multiple schools from the Metro-Detroit area were represented, including River Rouge High School, Ypsilanti Community High School, Harper Woods High School, Pontiac High School and many more! Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Co. Fund and Community Services, stated, "At Ford Motor Company, we believe that student achievement is the cornerstone to future progress, and supporting the next generation of leaders is critical to the growth of the communities we serve." In total, for the 7 years the program has been around, Ford Motor Co. has donated more than $700,000 in scholarships to assist almost 1,000 Detroit-area high school graduating seniors with tuition, books, fees and other education expenses.

It is so exciting to see a company so vital to the importance and success of the Metro-Detroit area giving back to the next generation! Ford Motor Co. awards Detroit-area students with several Blue Oval Scholarships every year, and we cannot wait to see these students succeed in the future. Here at Brighton Ford, we believe in investing in our local community! Check out our community involvement page to read more about how Brighton Ford gives back locally. You can always visit our website to check out our great new and used Ford inventory or to schedule a service appointmentBrighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives for customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford visit BrightonFord.com or give us a call at (800) 836-8206.

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