For as much press and notoriety as the Salute to Education program gets, sometimes what makes it truly special gets lost behind its own success. The stats alone are impressive; 17 years, hundreds of students and computers, and thousands of dollars in scholarships. But the Salute scholarships are really all about the individual recipients, their families, and the impact it has on their lives.
Each year, Ford and STE team members read through hundreds of essays as part of the selection process. These essays tell compelling stories of hardship, drive, and ambition. South Florida Ford followed five scholarship recipients throughout the Salute awards banquet to get their personal stories. Have a look at why this program truly makes a difference.