designing for the future competition


Ford Motor Company Fund and Lawrence Technological University are sponsoring “Designing for the Future” Competition. High school seniors or transfer students interested in receiving an award to Lawrence Tech’s Transportation Design or Industrial Design programs are encouraged to enter.

For current high school seniors or recent graduates, over $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students completing the admissions process and submitting a design proposal in either the automotive or product track. Four finalist will be awarded.

For 9-11th grade high school students can also participate to win LTU's summer camp design scholarships. Three finalist will be awarded.
Scholarships are only valid for students enrolling and starting program in Fall 2017 at LTU's Transportation Design or Industrial Design program. Scholarships cannot be transferred to another academic year, but contestants can make another submission the following year.
Graduates from Lawrence Tech’s program have 100% placement in industry.  Become part of this exciting program and “make your mark” at the university and in industry by taking the first step by entering in this competition. Winners will be invited and announced in front of industry leading designers and executives from around the world attending the Detroit International Auto Show in January!


Design a vehicle or product for adventures of the future! 

Competition Details
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Competition Overview   Track Proposals and Examples 



Step 1: Register
Register for the Design Competition so you can be added to the contest newsletter list.

12th grade or recent graduate registration
LTU College Scholarship 
  9-11th grade high school registration
LTU Summer Camp Scholarship

Step 2: Apply to Lawrence Technological University by Sunday, October 30, 2016

Step 2 is for high school seniors or recent high school graduates only.  Summer camp applicants are not required to complete this step, proceed to Step 3 for artwork submission.

(This must be completed before submitting your design proposal in order to be considered for a scholarship)

Apply Here

Step 3. Submit Design Proposal by Sunday, November 13, 2016

Submit your competition entries as JPEG or PDF files 

(file size limit is 10 MB).

Finalist will be informed in December 2016 to attend the Detroit Auto Show event and winner announcement on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Submit your work



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