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.READ MORE: Missed Gov. Whitmer's Press Conference? Here's Her Update On The State's Response To COVID-19
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.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,955 New COVID-19 Cases, 33 Deaths Wednesday
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.MORE NEWS: Detroit Chief: Rep. Tlaib’s Tweets About Police ‘Disgusting’
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