Ford Opportunity Program

The Ford Opportunity Program is need-based and designed for single parents who are "head of household," without the support of a domestic partner, and who are seeking a bachelor’s degree. This program is available to residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, California.

Hallie E. Ford (1905-2007), a founder of The Ford Family Foundation, established the Ford Opportunity Program to assist single parents in obtaining a bachelor's degree. She realized that students who are parents have many extra responsibilities. She was determined to help them by providing financial assistance and encouragement. 

Students with existing bachelor's degrees are not eligible for Ford Family Scholarships.

Program and Scholarship Details
Selection Criteria
How to Apply
Deadline - March 1st
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Tips for Completing a Ford Family Scholarship Application

  • The application and worksheet available online. Use the worksheet to get familiar with the online application process.
  • Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 and before March 1 to be certain it is available for review.
  • Treat it like a job resume – it has a similar purpose! Selection committees want to see what you’ve done and how you’ve already began to make your mark in the world.
  • Be sure to complete all parts of the application. Review your completed application before submitting, including checking for typos in your Activities Chart and Personal Statements.
  • Submit the correct transcript(s). Failure to provide the correct transcript(s) invalidates your application – no exceptions. Refer to the worksheet for more details.