'Students With Drive' campaign seeks to help campus organizations

Students With Drive

Ford Motor Co, and Zipcar Inc. have recently launched a “Students With Drive” campaign to help fund campus student organizations of partner universities.

Beginning October through April, Ford will award five student organizations across the country with $5,500 in Zipcar credits to put toward memberships and driving. Each month, 10 runner-up organizations also will be awarded with $1,000 each in Zipcar credits.

To enter students may submit videos and stories to the Zipcar Facebook page explaining how they would use the money to fund their organization’s needs. Zipcar has created five categories for applicants to choose from. These include academic, arts, athletics, community service and student life. Each monthly category winner will also be entered into the “Winner’s Circle,” for a chance to win the overall grand prize. The grand prize consists of $10,000 for the student organization to put toward its cause, $10,000 to the winning school and $5,000 in Zipcar credits.

“This campaign represents an excellent example of social embeddedness. ASU groups that win the contest will be able to carry out their goals and objectives, many of which include providing service to the local and global community,” said Shereen Shaw, Information Specialist for Parking and Transit.

ASU has been a proud partner of the Zipcar program since 2008, with vehicles available on all four of ASU’s campuses to students, faculty and staff. Membership costs $35, but new members will receive $35 in driving credit upon signing up. The cars may be rented for $8 hourly or $66 a day with 180 free miles included in each use. Unlike with rental cars, the Zipcar program is open to those 18 and over.