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Ford’s Garage Launches Scholarship To Support Families Of First Responders

The application period will close on May 31

Ford’s Garage is partnering with the First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) to launch the Ford’s Garage Academic Hero Scholarship, which will go towards up to four years of university, trade or graduate school for the recipient.

“Ford’s Garage is pleased to announce its support for First Responders Children’s Foundation, a national nonprofit charity that has made a significant impact in the first responder community for 23 years,” said Steve Shlemon, president of Ford's Garage. “We are honored to further their mission and be involved in their essential work.”

First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to families of fallen police officers, firefighters, paramedics/EMTs, medical personnel and 911 dispatchers. The organization also facilitates educational activities and programs created by first responder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children and the community at large.

"We are deeply appreciative of the partnership with Ford’s Garage and their dedication to supporting First Responders Children’s Foundation,” said Jillian Crane, president and CEO of FRCF. “Ford's Garage’s commitment to giving back and their devotion to the families of first responders will empower us to expand our programs to more cities across the nation, providing more and bringing much-needed awareness and community support.”

The Ford’s Garage Academic Hero Scholarship application can be found here and is available to eligible children of first responders. The application period will close on May 31 at 11:30 p.m. and the recipient will be announced in summer 2024.

Ford's Garage, known for their burgers and beer, is located at 3904 Dallas Pkwy, Plano. 

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