Zak Ford Invites Introduces the Daniel Campbell Ford Scholarship
Do you know a Folsom Cordova graduating senior looking for something to do over spring break? If so, please let them know about the Daniel Campbell Ford Scholarship! I am accepting applications through Friday, April 8th!
In 2011, I established the Daniel Campbell Ford Scholarship in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.
The scholarship, named in honor of my great-grandfather, Daniel Campbell Ford, is awarded to two graduating seniors planning to continue their education at a two-year or four-year college or university. One student is awarded the scholarship from the Rancho Cordova community and one student is awarded the scholarship from the Folsom community. The award amount per student is $1,000.
In addition to offsetting some of the financial costs of college, the scholarship aims to give students a greater appreciation for a family member or other person that has made a sacrifice to provide them with greater opportunity in life.
Daniel Campbell Ford was a coal miner in Tennessee with only a second grade education when he started his family a century ago. Daniel wanted more opportunity for his children and desired that each would receive a quality education. He sold everything he could and moved his family to California, arriving with little more than a dream.
Despite his lack of formal education, Daniel always encouraged his children to take advantage of their educational opportunities. Ford was proud that all 11 of his children graduated from high school – this rate would have been high at the time and nearly unfathomable had he stayed in Tennessee. A few of his children graduated from college and nearly all of his grandchildren graduated from college, many with advanced degrees.
I hope you know of someone who could benefit from this opportunity and will apply by Friday, April 8. Please visit www.DanielCampbellFord.com for more information on the scholarship.
Folsom Cordova School Board Vice President