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Welcome to the Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program in Orlando, FL!

Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm eastern time on January 31, 2018

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program! Ford Motor Company Fund and the Hispanic Federation applaud you for recognizing that a college degree will open the doors to amazing opportunities.

This program is intended to assist and encourage high school seniors from the Orlando area to pursue a college degree, and to invest in their dreams to drive a brighter future.

2018 participating schools:

The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program will award $100,000 in scholarships to graduating Orlando area high school seniors. Each qualified high school senior will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be enrolled in one of the four participating high schools (Colonial High School, University High School, Osceola High School, Avant Garde Academy of Osceola) as a senior graduating in the Spring of 2019. Strong writing writing skills are also a requirement. Eligible candidates must be accepted to an accredited two-year or four-year institution during the period for which scholarship is requested.

The Ford Driving Dreams Program is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and administered by the Hispanic Federation.

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Application Questions

The selection committee will score the questions below. Please be sure to answer questions thoroughly.

1. List extracurricular activities, any offices held, and honors or awards you have received during your high school education or provide resume.

2. Are you, at present, the recipient of any scholarship(s) or the beneficiary of any other financial aid? If so, please specify.

3. In 500 words or less, 1. Tell us about your dream (take a moment to think about how/where you see yourself in 3-5 years. If known, please share your long-term dream). 2. How will your dream positively impact others? 3. What inspires your dream? 4. Is there something you hope to achieve this school year to get closer to your dream?

Essay Requirements
• Entries must not exceed 500 words
• Grammar and spelling count! Proofread your work
• No photos or graphics are allowed
• Essays must be written by the student
• Essays must be written in English
Your dream itself is not what will be judged. Rather, it will be your ability to convey your drive, inspiration, how it positively impacts others and the pathway you have in mind to turn your dream into a reality.

4. Official high school transcript

5. Resume

Terms & Conditions

ESSAY CONTEST AND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS MUST RETURN SIGNED WAIVERS AS DIRECTED BY ORGANIZERS. ALL WINNERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A SIGNED PARENTAL WAIVER AS A CONDITION FOR RECEIVING PRIZES.

Ford Motor Company reserves the right to reject any entry that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of these content related requirements, in which case the entry will not be posted online and will be deleted without any notification. No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Winner must be a student of one of the Ford Driving Dreams participating schools and programs.

Employees of Ford Motor Company (“Sponsor”), Comunicad, LLC; CCO Communications, Inc. d.b.a. Campbell Marketing and Communications (“Administrator”), their subsidiaries, affiliates, and immediate family members are not eligible for the contest. Void where prohibited.

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