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In memory of those we've lost

UAW-Ford Rouge Powerhouse Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Ford Motor Company has established a competitive scholarship program to assist UAW-Ford employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

The UAW-Ford Rouge Powerhouse Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory and spirit of six brave men who died on February 1, 1999, in a tragic explosion in the Powerhouse at the Ford Rouge Manufacturing Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. This scholarship program has been established to honor their commitment and sacrifice to family and community so their aspirations can continue for generations.

Ken Anderson

Cody Boatwright

John Arseneau

Donald Harper

Warren Blow

Ron Moritz

Applicants to the UAW-Ford Rouge Powerhouse Memorial Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of full-time UAW-represented Ford employees who are active as of the application deadline date
    *Dependent children are defined as children who qualify as federal tax exemptions to the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in full-time (12 credit hours) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent) during their last three semesters in high school prior to applying for this scholarship

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the UAW or Ford Motor Company play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Selected recipients will receive a one time award of $1,500. Awards are not renewable and may be used for tuition and fees only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in late July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes UAW-Ford Rouge Powerhouse Memorial scholarship payments on behalf of the Ford Motor Company. Payment is made in mid-August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 18, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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