Elizabeth Malaska

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Painting

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Practicing artist, Associate Professor and BFA/MFA mentor at both Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins

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Sculpture, collage, ceramics, glass

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Practicing artist 

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Demian DinéYazhi’

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Transdisciplinary arts

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Practicing artist whose work consists of photography, sculpture, text, sound, video, land art performance, installation, street art and fabric arts

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Bruce Burris

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Collage and found objects

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Practicing artist and director of several Corvallis-based community initiatives (Artworks – CEI, OUTPOST1000 and In Visible), some of which are dedicated to assisting individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, many of whom are artists themselves

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Avantika Bawa

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Sculpture and drawing

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Practicing artist and Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Washington State University, Vancouver, Wash.

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Hallie Ford Fellows 2018

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A jury of five arts professionals selected Avantika Bawa, Demian DinéYazhi’, Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Elizabeth Malaska of Portland, and Bruce Burris of Corvallis from a diverse pool of 153 applicants. They each received a $25,000 unrestricted award and join 30 of their peers selected over the last eight years as Hallie Ford Fellows. The jurists recognized the five Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art.

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Lela Deherrera

IT Support Specialist

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Provides tech support to staff in Roseburg, Eugene and beyond; installs, tests and services computer hardware and software; coordinates AV and mobile device needs.

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Lela came to the Foundation in 2018. She provides technical support to staff in Roseburg, Eugene and remote locations. She installs, tests and services computer hardware and software. Lela coordinates audio-visuals and mobile device needs for staff and guests using Foundation facilities. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lela worked in the IT department at Neighborworks Umpqua, a local non-profit. She maintained the personal computer repair shop and solved issues on customers’ computers. Lela has an associates degree in computer information systems from Umpqua Community College.

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Announced: 2018 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts

Five Oregon visual artists from Corvallis and Portland acknowledged for their talent and their practices

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Undocumented students

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Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation.

Applicants in Oregon must meet the eligibility requirements of Oregon House Bill (HB) 2787, Senate Bill (SB) 932 and Senate Bill (SB) 1563, including:

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2018 Scholarship Awardees

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We congratulate and welcome the new scholarship awardees to the Ford Family.  


Ford Scholars Program Awardees 2018

Congratulations to the scholarship awardees for the Ford Scholars Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Foundation has selected 110 students from Oregon and 14 students from Siskiyou County, Calif. This year’s Ford  Scholars were chosen from 7,242 applicants. Click the links below to view the list of awardees and the press release.

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