Celebrate 10 years of C3!

In 2017, Ford C3 celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new theme: Making Lives Better. Launched in 2008, the Ford College Community Challenge is designed to empower college students to inspire community-building projects addressing pressing local needs.

Winning proposals must consider, in a unique way, a precisely identified, unmet community need tied to this new theme in one of three broad categories:

New for 2017, and to commemorate the 10th year of the Ford C3 program, up to five of the winning proposals that best utilized mobility to address the theme of Making Lives Better will be selected to compete for a mobility solution prize and additional resources. This competition will take place in the Fall of 2017, and members of these teams will present their projects live to a judging panel.

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 pipeline issues, design issues, new approaches to student volunteerism, etc.

Up to 10 winning proposals will be selected to receive $25,000 each from Ford Motor Company Fund to support implementation of the proposed projects.


2017 Timeline
March 7C3 Launch
April 26Proposals Due
June 7Top 20 Announcement
SummerWinners Selected
FallPublic Winner Announcement and Grant Presentations, Projects Implemented

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

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