Former First Lady Betty Ford will receive the prestigious Ewart A. Swinyard, Ph.D., Award at the 37th annual University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies to be held June 19 to 24.

Accepting the award for Ford will be John T. Schwarzlose, executive director/vice president of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The award will be presented during opening ceremonies of the school at 8:30 a.m. June 20 in the Center Ballroom of the U. Student Union Building.Ford was selected because of her leadership and support for the advancement of prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems.

The U. program is the oldest continuous school on alcohol and other drug dependencies in the world and has attracted over 24,000 students from all 50 states and around the world.

The school's 1988 session will offer courses for medical personnel, community leaders, lawyers, judges, students, families, clinicians and the general public wishing to learn more about chemical dependencies.

For more information, contact the school office at 538-3956.