The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage high school seniors from the North Texas, Houston, and San Antonio areas to pursue a degree at U.S. post-secondary institutions. The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).
The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program awards $2,000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent, and students must have scored 20 or higher on the ACT test, or 1050 or higher on the SAT, and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university. The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program is available to qualifying students from the following schools in North Texas and school districts in Houston and San Antonio:
The local scholarship awards of $2,000 will be distributed to the scholarship recipients’ colleges or universities in August of 2020. Scholarships are non-renewable. Once admitted to a college or university, the recipient must submit proof of their admittance to the LNESC National Office to receive their scholarship disbursement. The disbursement process will not begin until admittance verification is received. If it is not received by the August deadline, the recipient risks the loss of their scholarship award. Scholarship awards will be sent directly to the recipient’s college or university and deposited in the recipient’s name. The funds will be allocated toward the payment of tuition and academic fees, and the purchase of required educational materials and books. The school is the custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:
Must be a graduating high school senior in the spring of 2020.
Must be a student planning to pursue full-time studies leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
Must have scored 20 or higher on the ACT test, or 1050 or higher on the SAT test.
Applicants must submit the following by February 3, 2020:
Completed online application, including submission of the following:
High school transcript, including cumulative GPA
SAT/ACT score report
"What Drives Your Dream?" essay (500-word limit)
One letter of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for the reference.