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Ford Apprentice Scholars Program
Eckerd College
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Ford Apprentice Scholars Program

Ford Apprentice Scholars Program

Ford Apprentice Scholars Program

25 Years of Ford Scholars at Eckerd College

The Ford Apprentice Scholars Program in Eckerd College was launched by a grant from the Ford Foundation in 1987, sustained by a second Ford grant in 1991 and is now supported by the College. Each year up to twenty rising Juniors are given the opportunity to participate in a two year course of study designed to prepare them for graduate school and to pursue a career in college or university teaching. Faculty select and sponsor the participants on the basis of academic achievement, intellectual promise, and a willingness to explore college teaching as career. The program involves special coursework, summer research in collaboration with a faculty sponsor, a major project during the Senior year, and supervised teaching experience.

Learn more about the history of the Ford Program at Eckerd College

Ford Program in Photos

Meet the Ford Scholars

Meet the Ford Scholars

Click here for a list of 25 years of Ford Scholars, including current 2013 and 2014 students.

25 Years of Ford Scholars

25 Years of Ford Scholars

Click here to learn more about the history of the Ford Scholar program at Eckerd and see photos.