Ford Fund / Detroit Free Press Journalism Scholarship

Ford Motor Company Fund is proud to join with the Detroit Free Press to offer the Journalism Scholarship contest.

Application Deadline

The 2015 application period is closed. Please check back for more information regarding the 2016 program.


Since 1989, Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a college scholarship to one Detroit high school senior each year to help the student pursue his/her aspirations in journalism. The value of this year’s scholarship is $24,000.

Encourage development of future journalists through participation in the Detroit Free Press High School Journalism Program.

Each student that applies, must submit a letter of recommendation from a school teacher, their high school transcript, ACT and SAT scores, along with 3-5 samples of their work. In addition, they will submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why he/she would like to pursue a journalism degree and what they hope to contribute.


Open to Detroit Public Schools seniors participating in the Free Press High School Journalism Program.

For More Information

Click here to view news stories written by students in the Ford Free Press Journalism program.

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