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October 16, 2018

HACU and the Ford Motor Company Fund announce the Ford College Community Challenge for students at HSIs

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the Ford Motor Company Fund have launched the “Ford College Community Challenge” grant designed for students at HACU-member Hispanic-Serving Institutions to collaborate with a non-profit on a proposal to help address a local need to make people’s lives better.

Proposals accepted may range from education and community development to safe driving. The Ford C3 grant requires student teams to partner with a community-based 501c3 organization to develop a proposal for a chance to receive implementation funds. A project budget and an awareness campaign will be required with the proposal.

Three proposals will be awarded a grant. Entries are limited to groups of 3-5 students enrolled full-time during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. In addition to the grant awards, the student team members will receive a scholarship. Awards for winning entries are as follows:

1st Place:

  • One $10,000 grant to a community-based organization for project implementation
  • Up to five $1,000 academic scholarships for students

2nd Place:

  • One $7,500 grant to community-based organization for project implementation
  • Up to five $500 academic scholarships for students 

 3rd Place:

  • One $4,000 grant to community-based organization for project implementation
  • Up to five $200 academic scholarships for students

For complete entry details, Ford C3 project criteria, timeline, click here. Online applications will be accepted through March 1, 2019.