Ford Sons and Daughters Program

For dependents of Roseburg Forest Products employees

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The Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. serves dependents (21 years of age or younger) of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. who are planning to attend an accredited college or vocational school in the United States. This program is available to residents of all states.

The Ford Sons & Daughters Program was established in 1995 by Kenneth Ford (1908-1997) and The Ford Family Foundation to encourage the sons and daughters of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. to attend college and to develop fully their potential in any field of endeavor that they choose. The number of recipients varies each year.  

Program and Scholarship Details

Each year, up to 10% of all eligible dependents are selected as recipients of the Ford Sons & Daughters Program. The scholarship award amount is $3,000 per academic year if the recipient is enrolled in a two-year college or program or $5,000 per academic year if the recipient is enrolled in a four-year college or program. The award can be renewed annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

The scholarship program is for students who, as of March 1 of the application year, are 21 years of age or younger and are legal dependents of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. The applicant must be a child or stepchild of the employee. For an applicant to be eligible, the qualifying parent must have been employed continuously by Roseburg Forest Products Co. for a minimum of 18 months prior to the March 1 application deadline.

Applicants must plan to attend any 2-year or 4-year, public or private, nonprofit or for-profit, postsecondary institution in the United States that is eligible to participate in federal Title IV student financial aid programs. Students with existing bachelor’s degrees are not eligible for Ford Family Scholarships.

All Ford Family Scholarship recipients are subject to a criminal background check. Awards can only be granted to recipients with a felony conviction if he or she has completed parole, probation, or any type of post‑prison supervision, and has paid any required restitution and/or court fees by August 1 of the application year. 

Financial need is considered, but is not a required element. Applicants are encouraged to complete a FAFSA as they may be eligible for other forms of financial aid.

Selection Criteria

The applicant must demonstrate:

  • A concern for others through contributions to volunteer projects and/or family needs.
  • Good character.
  • Work ethic. Responsibility, initiative and skill-building through paid or unpaid work experiences.
  • An ability to clearly communicate personal strengths and goals both in writing and verbally
  • An ability to succeed academically in college as demonstrated by a high school or college GPA and standardized test scores.

How to Apply

The Ford Family Foundation partners with Oregon's Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) to administer the scholarship application. Apply for a Ford Family Scholarship at www.OregonStudentAid.gov. The online application is available beginning in the fall of each year. Consult the OSAC website for application materials and additional information about financial aid and scholarships.

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Don't Forget
The Ford Family Foundation recommends that all applicants for the Ford Sons & Daughters Program submit the FAFSA even though it is not required in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship. However, in order to qualify for other need-based scholarships, applicants must file a FAFSA. As soon as possible after October 1 and before March 1, submit it at

www.fafsa.gov

Tips for Completing a Ford Family Scholarship Application

  • The application and worksheet are available online. Use the worksheet to get familiar with the online application process.
  • Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 and before March 1 in order to be eligible for other forms of financial aid.
  • 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. 
  • Log in to your student profile to regularly check your application status.

Deadline - March 1*

Your online application and related materials must be submitted by March 1*. All eligible applications are reviewed and the most qualified applicants are invited to individual interviews in mid-May. Applicant interviews are conducted in Roseburg, Oregon. Interviews for out-of-state applicants are conducted via video.

* If the OSAC Scholarship Application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be automatically extended to 5 p.m. PST of the following business day.

For More Information

The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Office
44 Club Road, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Toll Free: (877) 864-2872 • Local: (541) 485-6211
Email: fordscholarships@tfff.org
Fax: (541) 485-6223

 Frequently Asked Questions about the Ford Sons and Daughters Program 

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