Thank you for visiting the Salute to Education website.

The Salute to Education Scholarship Program has ceased operations for the unforeseen future.

Though we are uncertain of the program's future, we encourage students in South Florida to visit the link below to see other educational opportunities and other possible scholarships from Ford Motor Company Fund, one of our main supporters.

The Miami-Dade and Broward County Ford and Lincoln Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund are proud and honored to have awarded over $3.8 million in scholarships to nearly 5,000 deserving high school seniors in both counties over the last 26 years.

We want to thank our Executive Steering Committee members, participating dealers, and community leaders who served on the scholarship judging committee over the years. Their contribution to the program is much appreciated, and we would not have been so successful without your participation and support.  We would also like to thank the hundreds of college advisors we have worked with and who have supported us over the years.

If you are a high school senior, we encourage you to work with your college advisor who will provide you with alternative scholarship opportunities and to also visit the Ford Fund page for additional educational support opportunities that may assist you:

NOTE TO WINNERS OF THE 2020 SCHOLARSHIP: The checks you received are still valid and there are funds available to process them.  We advise you to submit your checks to your school as soon as possible because they will be null and void after November 30th.  If you need to reach someone at Salute to Education, please email us at: or at

Take care and stay safe.

Victor Benitez, President