Friday, March 12, 2010

Heart Behind the Oval Scholarship Contest

Ford Motor Company Fund strongly supports higher education and community outreach. On March 15, 2010, we are launching a scholarship contest awarding three scholarships to students who are focusing on their academic careers and their communities.

The Heart Behind the Oval scholarship contest is open to high school seniors and current college students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university by September 30, 2010. The contest asks a simple question: what is your heart behind? We want to hear what students are doing to make a positive impact in their communities. The first place prizewinner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, second place a $2,000 scholarship and third place a $1,000 scholarship.

Essays will be accepted from March 15 to April 9, 2010 online at Ten semi-finalists will be selected to win an ULTRA HD FLIP Cam for their outstanding efforts. The semi-finalists will then use their new FLIP Cam to produce a 3-minute video illustrating their essay. The videos will be posted to for public voting May 10 – 14, 2010. The public votes combined with the judging panel will determine the scholarship winners. Winners will be announced on May 17, 2010.

We Need Your Help
Help us recognize the students making a difference in your community by spreading word of the Heart Behind the Oval scholarship contest. The contest Official Rules are available online now at Eligible students may register and submit their essay online in two easy steps.

To help interested students get started with their essay submission, ask them to consider the following questions:
What are you doing to make a positive impact in your community?
Why is your heart behind this cause/charity/organization?
How long have you been involved with this cause/charity/organization?
What made you get involved?
What is your goal or future hope for this cause/charity/organization?

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Laine Gordon at 313.203.7102 or

Thank you for helping Ford Motor Company Fund recognize and award such outstanding students.

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