DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Ford Motor Co. Fund will award a $1 million grant for scholarships commemorating William Clay Ford’s contributions to the automaker’s design legacy.

The scholarship program was announced Friday.

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Five college sophomores or juniors pursuing degrees in automotive design each will receive $10,000 per year. The fund is committing $50,000 per year over 20 years.

William Clay Ford died Sunday of pneumonia at his Grosse Pointe home at age 88. He was a grandson of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owned the Detroit Lions.

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He spent 57 years as an employee and board member of the Dearborn-based automaker, also serving 32 years as chair of Ford’s design committee.

Ford was 23 when he joined the company’s board of directors in 1948. He remained a company director until 2005.

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