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Press Release


September 7, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE – The Ford Motor Company has announced the 2000 – 2001 scholarship winners at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management. The scholarship awards are part of Ford’s three-year commitment to the University.

The Ford scholarships are designed to support and encourage minority students in business programs. Undergraduate winners will receive $3,000 scholarships, while graduate student winners will receive $5,000 scholarships. While the names of scholarship winners are not being released, the demographics on the group are available.

Among the undergraduate scholarships, 70% went to women, 50% to Hispanics, 20% to Native Americans, and 10% to Asian-Americans. Among graduate scholarships, 62% went to women, 50% to Hispanics, and 12% to Native Americans.

This broad and diverse student support strengthens the commitment that both Ford and UNM have made toward training business leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds. David Reyes, part of the applicant interview team from Ford, said, “Ford has a huge stake in building strong business leaders from minority groups….broadening the base of our employee experience can only make us stronger.”

Doris Rhodes, who was instrumental in building the relationship between Ford and The Anderson Schools, explains that “it’s extremely rare for Ford to make this kind of substantial, long-term commitment at a university so far from any of their manufacturing or corporate centers, but UNM has something that Ford wants – a bright, enthusiastic, and diverse student body.”


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.