Ford Offers $1M Design Scholarship Honoring William Clay Ford Sr.

The last remaining grandson of Henry Ford, William Clay Ford Sr., passed away in his home on March 9, and the brand is honoring his memory with a new scholarship. 

The Ford Motor Company Fund will award $1 million worth in design scholarships over the next 20 years, in memory of William Clay Ford’s legacy of design within the company. Five $10,000 scholarships will be handed out annually over the next 20 years, each one going to college sophomores or juniors pursuing a career in automotive design.

Mr. Ford served as the chairman of the design committee at Ford for 32 years, and was in charge of development on the Lincoln Continental Mark II.

“Design was Mr. Ford’s passion, and his creative vision transformed vehicle design at Ford,” said Jim Vella, president of the Ford Motor Company Fund. “We are honoring William Clay Ford’s legacy by encouraging and supporting the next generation of innovative automotive designers through this scholarship.”

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