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Ford Motor Co. Awards Two Grants
August 23, 2007

Reinforcing a commitment to the education of its future workforce, the Ford Motor Company Fund announced that it will be awarding two grants, totaling $125,000, to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation. Since 1981, Ford has donated $1,733,000 to the SME Education Foundation for scholarships and other engineering education programs.

One grant awards $75,000 to support the SME Education Foundation’s Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Programs.

An additional $50,000 grant will fund the SME Education Foundation’s Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (PAS) Scholarship. The SME Ford PAS Scholarship is awarded to graduating students of Ford’s PAS program – an award-winning high school program created by Ford that links classroom learning with the challenges students will face in post-secondary education and the workplace (

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