“I feel if my community is to continue to thrive, then it is my duty to be an active member of it,” said Annie Tester, Ford Scholar Alumna from the Class of 1994 and last year’s Gerald E. Bruce Community Service Award recipient.
Mr. Ford couldn’t have said it better himself.
Gerald E. Bruce, the award’s namesake, was a close friend of Mr. Ford and one of The Ford Family Foundation’s founding directors. He envisioned a future where Ford Scholars were not only successful in their careers of choice but also acted as volunteers and civic leaders.
The Foundation is seeking applications and nominations for the annual Gerald E. Bruce Community Service Award for Ford Scholar Alumni who are pillars in their community as entrepreneurs, philanthropists and role models for future generations. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of one’s self or that of a fellow Ford Scholar from the Classes of 1994 through 2005 by Nov. 11, 2014.
The selected recipient will receive a plaque and a $5,000 grant to a non-profit organization of their choice at the Ford Scholars Recognition Conference in Eugene on June 20, 2015.
Nominators and applicants will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.
Visit the Ford Scholar Alumni Association website for the nomination form, www.FordScholarAlumni.com, under the “Get Involved” tab. Call the Foundation Scholarship Office at 877-864-2872 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.