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Ford HBCU Community Challenge

Ford HBCU Community Challenge

The Ford HBCU Challenge invites college students to submit their ideas for building sustainable communities for a chance to win a college scholarship and other awards.

Students must have a strong interest in their communities and the environment. Project ideas must include innovative ideas on how to build sustainable communities. The projects must solve a community problem with the applicant being the lead project coordinator. Students must demonstrate an active role with the community sharing in the objective.

Applications must include budgets for the project, how the project will be sustained ongoing, and any other resources that may be required to make the project a success. Four teams will be chosen among entries and receive a trip to Ford Motor Company’s World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan where they will enter the finalist round and present their proposals. Prizes include the grand prize, second, third and fourth place winners.

The scholarship challenge is offered by the Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Students applying must be in good standing academically at a U.S. accredited Historically Black College or University and be at least 18 years old. Projects can include ideas for transportation, the environment, community safety, water conservation and other ideas.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in NOVEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000 - $75,000.

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