Jun 6, 2024 | Press Releases

The Ford Family Foundation announces 2024 scholarship recipients

Students of all ages earn scholarships to help them fulfill their potential

Roseburg, Ore. — This month, The Ford Family Foundation announced its 2024 scholarship recipients, with 279 students of all ages and backgrounds from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California joining the ranks of Ford Family Scholars. For most, these scholarships will allow them to pursue a bachelor’s or associate degree without the burden of significant debt.

Each year, The Ford Family Foundation helps make college possible with scholarships through four distinct programs: the Ford Scholars Program, the Ford Transfer Scholars Program, the Ford Opportunity Scholars Program and The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. For the 2024-2025 academic year, the Foundation has selected:

  • 130 students as new Ford Scholars
  • 96 students as new Ford Opportunity Scholars
  • 25 students as new Ford Transfer Scholars
  • 28 students as new Ford Sons and Daughters scholarship recipients

“We are excited to welcome our 2024 Ford Family Foundation scholarship recipients to the community and to partner with them in the next step to reaching their potential!” said Denise Callahan, Director of Postsecondary Success at The Ford Family Foundation. “The 279 recipients represent a diverse group of individuals focused on improving their lives and those of their family and community. Most recipients are rural and first-generation, having overcome barriers and exemplifying a commitment to their education and community.”

Headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon, The Ford Family Foundation has helped more than 6,000 students access a college degree. Kenneth W. Ford created the Ford Scholars Program to help students who work hard, have significant financial need and face barriers to higher education. Hallie E. Ford established the Ford Opportunity Scholars Program to help college students who face the additional responsibilities of being single parents. In 2021, the program merged with the Ford ReStart Scholars Program to include parents of any age and any adult over the age of 25 pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree. The Ford Transfer Scholars Program supports students in their final years of their undergraduate degree after transferring from a community college to a 4-year college.

Scholarships for these three programs include a renewable financial award of up to $40,000 per year. The Ford Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 annually to selected eligible dependents of Roseburg Forest Products Co. employees for school-related expenses. All programs include personalized support for students.

Since 1994, the Foundation’s scholarship programs have awarded students more than $234 million. Please visit our Awardees page for a full list of the 2024 scholarship recipients.

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About The Ford Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation believes in the power of rural communities. It is a private, nonprofit foundation proudly headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon, serving rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Its investments through grants, scholarships and community building create the conditions so that children have the family, educational and community supports they need to succeed in life. www.tfff.org

General media inquiries
Sarah Pytalski, Learning Officer – Policy and Communications
(541) 492-2396, spytalski@tfff.org

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