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Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship

Offered by La Unidad Latina Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 27, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:

January 12, 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program annually awards up to $2,000 and $5,000, respectively, to two- and four-year college students who are pursuing STEM-related career areas that support the Electric Vehicles and Advanced Manufacturing Industries. To be eligible, applicants should be from under-resourced communities that demonstrate financial need. This includes, but is not limited to, Hispanic/Latino students, African American/Black students, and First-Generation college students. Targeted regions include Buffalo, New York, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Kansas City, Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky, and West Tennessee, however, students do not need to be from these regions to apply.

If you demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a STEM degree, and especially if you have hopes to work in the electric vehicle or advanced manufacturing industry, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About La Unidad Latina Foundation

La Unidad Latina Foundation is a community of socially conscious college graduates dedicated to the advancement of the Latino community nationwide. They achieve this by propelling high school students through to college graduation and beyond. They believe ensuring their future success in high school and college will ensure the success of the greater Latino community.

Eligibility information

While students do not need to meet all the below "Other Category" eligibility criteria in order to apply, they should come from an under-resourced community or background.

Grade Level

College Students

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Computer Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Math, HVAC Mechanics, Cybersecurity

Other Category

Low Income, First-Generation Student

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.


Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact La Unidad Latina Foundation at

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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