Ford Awards “Tech Sassy Girlz” $20,000 in STEAM Scholarships

(From left-right) 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. (Ford)

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. The young women each received $5,000.

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