Welcome to the 2019 Ford College Community Challenge

Ford College Community Challenge is designed to inspire student teams to develop creative community-building projects addressing local needs, around the theme Making Lives Better.

Up to 10 winning proposals will be selected to receive $25,000 each.

Winning student proposals must consider, in a unique way, an identified community need, tied to one or more of three broad categories:

Participants are encouraged to think broadly and explore a variety of potential topics including (but not limited to) infrastructure and workforce needs, community and economic development, hunger and other basic needs, education and design issues, new approaches to student volunteerism.


2019 Timeline

    February 2019
    RFP distributed; proposal and budget template available

    April 3, 2019, 5p.m. EST
    Proposals due

    April 30, 2019
    Proposals moving on to the next round of judging are notified

    May 21, 2019
    Top 20 videos due

    Summer 2019
    Grant winners selected

    Fall 2019
    Grant winners publicly announced

    Fall 2019 - Summer 2020
    Projects implemented

Ready To Apply?

Send your completed proposal template, budget, and timeline to fordscholars@campbellmarketing.services

RFP Proposal Budget Template Timeline Video submission guidelines FAQ