The Michael Ford Field Experience Scholarship

The Masters in Private Interests and Public Good Program is pleased to announce the creation of the Michael Ford Field Experience Scholarship, established to honor the legacy and passions of Michael F. Ford. 

After a long and distinguished career as a national senior political strategist and CEO of his own political communications company, Ford returned to Xavier in 2008 and founded the Center for the Study of the American Dream.  At the time of his death in late 2013, he had just finished writing his book about the current state of the American Dream and the long-term threats to its continuance.  Entitled "The American Dream...or What's a Heaven For?", the book was released in October 2015. 

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to this scholarship fund in his name. 

The Scholarship will be awarded to 2nd year Masters Students pursuing their Field Experience.  With the encouragement to gain invaluable on-the-ground experience along with academic rigor, the Scholarship will help offset expenses associated with this extraordinary opportunity.

Application for this scholarship will be available soon.

Contribute to the Scholarship

 In order to ensure your gift goes directly to the Michael Ford Field Experience Scholarship, follow these instructions.

1. Click the Contribute link at the bottom.

2. Under gift information, click my gift should go to...and select Other.

3. In the Notes section, type "The Michael Ford Field Experience Scholarship".

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Or you can send a check to:

Xavier University, c/o Government Relations, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207

PLEASE NOTE:  Make check payable to “Xavier University” and add “Mike Ford Field Experience Scholarship” on the memo line at the bottom of your check to ensure it goes directly to the scholarship.