Ford Opportunity Program

For single parents

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OVERVIEW

Hallie E. Ford (1905-2007), a founder of The Ford Family Foundation, established the Ford Opportunity Program to assist single parents in obtaining a degree. She realized that students who are parents have many extra responsibilities. Up to 50 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Scholarship amount: Award covers 90% of unmet college costs and is calculated on the college’s Cost of Attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc.), minus other grants and scholarships.


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED


Who qualifies?

  • Residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif.
  • Single parents with custody of dependent children, filing as “head of household” as defined by the IRS 
  • Students who have a high school diploma or GED, or be about to complete high school or GED, or be a continuing college student
  • Students seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree 
  • Students with at least one year remaining in their degree program
  • Students who plan to enroll full time in their state of residence (Oregon or Calif.)

What is the scholarship?

  • Supports students who have significant financial barriers to college
  • Award amount is calculated on college cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc.), minus other grants and scholarships
  • In addition to a generous financial award, Scholars receive academic guidance, leadership development, personal and professional support, and access to the Ford Family alumni network
  • Renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study

How to apply

For complete eligibility and selection criteria: 
Download the Ford Opportunity Handout PDF


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
Fax: (541) 485-6223
fordscholarships@tfff.org

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