Monday, 07 June 2021 23:03

Ford Donates $250K to Support Minority Students Entering STEM Careers in Southeast Michigan


...qualify for collegiate programs in engineering or computer science, fields that are a competitive need in the United States. We are extremely grateful to Ford for its leadership on the decision to strategically invest in our nation’s talent.”


Created by the Ford Research and Innovation Center team that helps organize the company’s wide-ranging STEM efforts, the 2021 STEM Signature Program aims to make a significant impact on existing educational programs. The group expanded its support in 2021 to eligible programs that aim to generate a meaningful way for students to experience STEM fields and increase access to underserved communities.


In addition to funding, Ford provides program engagement as well as student mentorship.


Founded in 1974, NACME nonprofit has grown to be the largest provider of college scholarships for underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees at schools of engineering. NACME works with other organizations to also provide resources and opportunities for high-achieving minority college students to produce well-qualified candidates capable of succeeding in engineering and computer science.


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