UCLA Choral Group wins Grant from Zipcar, Ford

SBO Staff • ChoralNews • May 30, 2012

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Zipcar and Ford Motor Company recently announced the conclusion of the first year of their grant program, “Students with Drive.” The companies donated a total $300,000 to student organizations at universities across the US. Choral Activities at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) was recognized as the grand prize winner.

During the Students with Drive grant scheme, which was introduced last October, Zipcar and Ford provided free Zipcar memberships and driving credits to student organizations at eligible colleges and universities to support their campus and local community activities. Five in every category – student life, athletics, community service, arts and academics – were awarded $5,500 each in Zipcar credits every month. The automobile companies also recognized ten runner-ups, who were awarded $1,000 each in credits.

Choral Activities at UCLA is a group of vocal ensembles with an outreach program growing in the community, which serves inner-city schools in the state and throughout the country. It will receive $5,000 in Zipcar credits and $10,000 to support their cause, while another $10,000 will go to UCLA. With the money from Zipcar’s and Ford’s grant scheme, the organization plans to boost its outreach program, which seeks to inspire and encourage students to pursue artistic and musical achievements, as well as higher education. The grand prize will go to providing honor choirs, free clinics and quarterly choral outreach concerts in participating schools and on campus.
For more information, visit www.zipcar.com/studentswithdrive.

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