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FORD AWARDS “TECH SASSY GIRLZ” $20,000 in STEAM SCHOLARSHIPS

“TECH SASSY GIRLZ”

FORD AWARDS “TECH SASSY GIRLZ” $20,000 in STEAM SCHOLARSHIPS — Affirming its commitment to education in minority communities and careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), the Ford Motor Company recently presented $20,000 in scholarships to four deserving young girls at the “Tea & Bytes” annual fundraising event benefiting Tech Sassy Girlz, an Orlando-based nonprofit that provides minority girls, grades 6–12, with exposure and access to STEAM fields through college preparation, career readiness, mentoring and hands-on learning experiences. L to r: Jenisse Rios of Colonial High School; Naia Butler of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Laine Powell, the executive director of Tech Sassy Girlz; Chaun Avery-Brown, the Orlando Sales Operations Manager for Ford, Jianna Best of Cypress Creek High School; and Evelyne Merceron standing in for her daughter Samela Pynas of Oak Ridge High School, each received $5,000.                                                                       (Ford)

 

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