LOS ANGELES — Last week, Zipcar and Ford Motor Company announced the conclusion of the first year of their grant programme – Students with Drive. The companies donated a total $300,000 to student organisations at universities across the US. Choral Activities at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) was recognised last Monday as the grand prize winner.
Choral Activities at UCLA – the grand prize winner – is a group of vocal ensembles with an outreach programme 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 organisation plans to boost its outreach programme, 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 honour choirs, free clinics and quarterly choral outreach concerts in participating schools and on campus.