A message from Executive Chairman Bill Ford:photo of Bill Ford

Over the years, it has been extremely gratifying for me to help students who are members of our extended Ford family pursue their education. I am pleased to be continuing the program this year and I hope everyone who qualifies will take advantage of the opportunity.

The William Clay Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program, which provides $1,500 in tuition assistance for children of U.S. Ford employees, is now open for enrollment. To qualify students must be sophomores during the 2015 fall term.

Details about the program are provided online at HR ONLINE (under Policies and Programs), on @Ford Online (under Ford A-Z Index) and Scholarship America at http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/wcfordjr. I encourage everyone who is eligible to submit an application by July 15, 2015.

My thanks to those who have already participated in this program for your kind comments and support. Education is the foundation of success for individuals and for society. It has been a central element of Ford´s community involvement since we were founded. I am happy to bring that tradition to families inside the company as well.

- Bill Ford

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Postmark Deadline: July 15, 2015