Ford Driving Dreams helps make that a reality!
Welcome to the Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship and Entrepreneurship Contests, a digital component of Ford Motor Company Fund’s signature education and scholarship program, Ford Driving Dreams (FDD). We are excited to bring our FDD Tour to the convenience of your own computer, mobile, or whichever gadget you choose.
You have dreams, and Ford Motor Company Fund is dedicated to helping you reach them. If you are a high school student in the greater Los Angeles area interested in taking advantage of all that the FDD Tour has to offer, look no further. Whether you’re planning on going to college or trying to start your own business as a young entrepreneur, we are here to help you take control of your future. The time to chart your own path to success is now.
So, are you ready to join our Ford Driving Dreams network? It’s simple.
First, register with your basic details.
Then, watch the short introductory video to get a sense of what this program can do for you. After the video, select the path in which you are interested:
Path 1: Scholarship Funding— Essay Development & Contest
Path 2: Entrepreneurship Funding— Business Development & Competition
Ford Motor Company Fund is dedicated to helping future leaders Go Further both in and out of the classroom. Since 2012, the Ford Driving Dreams Tour has equipped students in the United States and Latin America with funding and resources to best prepare them for the academic road ahead, as well as their careers.
If you are planning to pursue higher education, then we encourage you to participate in our Ford Driving Dreams essay contest, which provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000. At Ford, we believe that no dream is too big or too small, and we want to know about yours. Our course will guide you to write an essay (500 words approximately) describing your dreams, how you plan to achieve them and how they will positively impact others. The essay you submit will ultimately place you in the scholarship contest, so we want to make sure you put your best foot forward when writing your piece. Consider the Essay Contest path a platform serving as your very own personal tutor to help you land scholarship funding and enroll in your dream school.
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur who has big dreams of starting your own company/organization and/or delivering a viable product to consumers, FDD’s “Building Your Dream Business” path is here to help. If you have an idea but don’t know where to start, Ford Driving Dreams provides free courses to get you to your launching point (and beyond!). Our modules will help you develop an operable business plan, which will enable you to confidently and preparedly present your pitch when the opportunity arises. You’ll learn how to develop your product and/or service sustainably and in ways that meet environmental, regulatory and other guidelines you may not have considered. From there, we’ll help you piece together your action plan and create logistical next steps for executing your idea. Consider the Entrepreneurship Competition path a platform serving as your very own professional mentor to help you start that business you’ve been dreaming about.
“What Drives Your Dream” Essay Contest and (Free) Writing Training
“Building Your Dream Business” Grants Competition and (Free) Entrepreneurship Training
Please note: it is very important to have the designated Project Advisor that will work to ensure this funding will be put to good and productive use that directly aligns with the student’s business objectives.
|January 8th||Online application platform opens|
|March 8th||Students’ deadline to complete modules and apply for awards|
|April 10th||Students are notified of their application status; winners will receive,awards acceptance packages and Awards Celebration invite digitally|
|April 24th||Deadline for students to submit their materials and confirm Awards Celebration RSVP|
|Late May/Early June (TBD)||Awards Celebration/Dinner for winners and families|