Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced the names of 62 college-bound teenagers who will join the ranks of nearly 1,000 other students nationwide as recipients of the Mercedes-Benz ’s DRIVE YOUR FUTURE scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to students who are the first in their families to attend college. They must also demonstrate outstanding academic performance and a commitment to others.

Nearly 5,000 students nationwide applied for scholarships, 62 of whom were selected based on academic performance, leadership, involvement in school and community activities and financial need. Each of the college-bound graduating high school seniors receive a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/yr. over 4 years) to help offset college tuition costs.

This year Mercedes-Benz USA, with support from its dealers nationwide, will provide $620k in scholarship funding, raising the total amount granted since the program’s launch (2004) to $3.5 million to nearly 1,000 college-bound students.  All of the DRIVE YOUR FUTURE award recipients are the first generation in their families to pursue a college education and many have overcome personal hardships. 

Visit www.mbusa.com/drivefuture if you are a student (or parent) interested in learning more about the program.