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Ford Drive 100 Future Engineers and Scientists with £1m Scholarship Programme

The Ford Blue Oval Scholarship Programme is now live, helping to develop 100 of the UK’s next generation student engineers, scientists and innovators.

Ford is providing sponsorship of £10,000 per student over a three-year period for 100 undergraduates on a selection of engineering, science, manufacturing and technology courses at leading UK universities. These universities are: Bath, Bradford, Brunel, Cardiff, East Anglia, Imperial College London, Loughborough, Nottingham, Southampton, Strathclyde, Surrey and Warwick.

Announced by William Clay Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, the scholarship programme recognises the skills that are fundamental to Ford’s future industrial base, the rebalancing of the UK economy and long-term economic success.

Ford of Britain is celebrating both 100 years as a leading marketing and sales operation in the UK, reinforcing its relationship with a country which has made it the market leader in car sales for 35 consecutive years and the commercial vehicle sales leader for 46 years.

About Ford of Britain

In the UK, Ford directly employs over 15,000 people, many in highly skilled roles developing and building high-technology, fuel-efficient, low CO2 engines, but in total 100,000 jobs are supported through the Ford supplier chain and dealer network.

Ford’s recently announced £1.5 billion investment in low-carbon engineering and manufacturing is helping to underpin the UK’s manufacturing and export-based economic recovery.

Ford plants at Bridgend in South Wales and Dagenham in East London have the combined capacity to assemble two million engines annually so that one in three Ford vehicles globally can be powered by a UK-built engine.

Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre in Essex is the global centre of excellence for diesel powertrain R&D and for European commercial vehicles.

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