Ford Donates $50,000 to American Indian College Fund

Ford pushes on with its charitable ways, donating to a plethora of groups and communities. Makers of the 2012 Ford Focus have included the American Indian College Fund to their donation list, awarding the organization $50,000. 

Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Scholars Program set aside that money for the 2011-12 academic year. This money is to be allocated to Native American students attending tribal colleges and universities. Information on other charitable opportunities can be found at Koons Silver Spring Ford Lincoln in Silver Springs, MD. 

"At Ford, we understand that 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."1 

This money can be awarded to a student pursuing degrees in math, science, engineering, business, teacher training, or environmental science. Furthermore, students can also be attending mainstream universities. 

If attending a mainstream college, the degree must be in accounting, computer science, engineering, finance, marketing, or operations management. But above all else, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for these funds. 

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