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Henry Ford Trade School

FOUNDING OF SCHOOL

Henry Ford Trade School was opened October twenty fifth, nineteen hundred sixteen, with six boys and one instructor. In 1931 the enrollment rose to 2800, with 135 instructors. The time for students was divided between the school shop and the classroom where customary high school subjects were studied.

PURPOSE

The school was organized to give needy boys an opportunity to help support themselves and to retain their interest in education. To accomplish the first purpose, each boy was awarded a cash scholarship which was paid to him regularly.

INCORPORATION AND EQUIPMENT

Incorporated under a Michigan statute, the school was operated as a non-profit enterprise. It had a floor space of about three acres set apart for its exclusive use. All the equipment in the class and shop departments was the best.....

"Dr. Seuss' Ford Automobile ads."

Before Dr. Seuss became "Dr. Seuss," he was an ad illustrator who worked on campaigns for Ford!


Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association creates Lawrence Tech scholarship fund

Release Date: January 20, 2015

The Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association has donated $750,000 to create an endowed scholarship fund for undergraduate mechanical engineering students at Lawrence Technological University.

The donation is among the top 10 largest gifts ever received by the University to establish an endowed scholarship, and the largest for scholarships from an organization. Interest income from the endowment will provide need-based scholarship assistance to recipients.

Read more: Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association creates Lawrence Tech scholarship fund

Editorial in The Detroit News, February 25, 2015

From alums of Henry Ford Trade School, an investment Editorial in The Detroit News, February 25, 2015 America can learn a lesson from these retirees. It has been more than 60 years since the last students graduated from the Henry Ford Trade School, and the school’s remaining alumni are now in their 80s and 90s. But we should all pay attention to what they have to say about the value of education.

Read more: Editorial in The Detroit News, February 25, 2015

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