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Notice: Detroit Ford Blue Oval Scholarship program applications are now closed. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2021.


Ford Blue Oval Scholars Program New Applicants 2021

Ford Motor Company Fund launches its 13th annual Ford Blue Oval Scholars program awarding the achievements of graduating seniors from various Detroit-area high schools. First time scholarship applicants can click "New Applicants" below to apply.

Ford Blue Oval Scholars Returning Applicants

Any student who has received a scholarship from Ford Motor Company becomes a “Ford Blue Oval Scholar” and is granted access to a host of other scholarship opportunities offered by Ford’s many community and business partners, as well as career tips, volunteer opportunities, employment postings, and valuable advice from Ford employees and leadership.  Scholars are encouraged to follow Ford Careers on LinkedIn, Ford Fund Education on Facebook and visit regularly to benefit from their Ford Blue Oval Scholar status.

Recipients of this Ford Blue Oval Scholarship may apply to receive $1,000 of gap funding per year for their sophomore through senior years of higher-education pursuits (total gap funding not to exceed $3,000 per eligible student). Funds are disbursed directly to the respective educational institution by Ford’s education community agency.

  • Scholars must maintain enrollment status and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in a post High School program.
  • If GPA is under 2.0, Scholar must submit a 250-word essay explaining why.
  • Scholars applying for gap funding must register using the Returning Applicants form below.
  • Gap funding is limited. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

 Gap-Funding application is open March 22nd through April 30th