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Release Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 3:44 PM
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Howard University Students Team Up with Ford Motor Company Fund
to Select Winners for Sustainability Education Project

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2013) – Howard University School of Business will host final student presentations for the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant on Saturday, March 23. The event will take place in the School of Business Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Last year, the Howard proposal, “The DC School Sustainability Project, A College Mentoring Partnership,” was chosen out of 26 proposals submitted for the Ford College Community Challenge grant competition, which is sponsored by Ford Motor Co. 

The Howard project incorporated a sustainability case contest between 14 high schools within the Washington metropolitan area. High school teams were paired with honors students of the School of Business to create strategies to make school campuses more sustainable places to work and learn.

On Saturday, representatives from Ford, W.W. Grainger, and the Environmental Protection Agency, and other officials from the sustainability industry will judge participating high school teams based on their written reports and visual presentations.

The top three teams will receive monetary awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Additionally, if any student should later enroll as a freshman business student at Howard University, the award will be matched with a scholarship by the business school.

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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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