Hampton, Va. – Hampton University School of Architecture students placed second in the 2016 Ford Motor Company HBCU Challenge 2016 Ford Motor Company HBCU Challenge winning them $15,000 in student stipends.
Each year, Ford Motor Company conducts a competition that supports student led community projects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The purpose is to strengthen and contribute to underserved communities.
The HU team comprised of Joiana Hooks, Victoria Pollard, Anthony Owens and Jonathan Legaspi were judged on community projects they have been working on that deal with rising sea levels and flooding throughout the city of Norfolk.
The award will help students continue to work on those projects without having to take side jobs while continuing their education.
As part of the challenge, HU students presented a video of their work to the Ford Motor Company in Michigan.