Scholarships available for undocumented residents

December 21, 2016: Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are now eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation beginning with the current 2017-18 scholarship application.

Applicants in Oregon must meet the eligibility requirements of Oregon House Bill (HB) 2787 and Senate Bill (SB) 932, including:

  • Attended a Oregon high school for at least three years immediately preceding graduation or equivalent
  • Attended an elementary school or secondary/high school in a state or territory of the United States during each of the five years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Graduated (or will graduate) from an Oregon high school or the equivalent
  • Applied for a federal individual taxpayer identification number or other official federal identification document
  • Show intention to become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

Applicants in Siskiyou County, California, must meet the eligibility requirements of California Assembly Bill (AB) 540, including:

  • Attended a California high school for at least three years or document completing three years of California high school credit and enrollment for at least three years during K-12 in a California school
  • Graduated (or will graduate) from a California high school or the equivalent
  • Complete a California nonresident exemption request if attending a public college in California. (Students attending private institutions must still meet qualifications of AB 540, but will not need to complete a nonresident exemption request)

For more information, download the guidelines:

For undocumented Oregon residents

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