Ford Transfer Scholars Program

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The Ford Transfer Scholars Program offers a comprehensive, need-based scholarship to high performing community college students under the age of 25 planning to transfer to a full-time bachelor’s degree program. Up to 25 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to residents of 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.  

Who qualifies?

  • Residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif.
  • Students under the age of 25 by March 1 of the application year
  • Current community college students or recent graduates (within the last academic year) of an accredited community college in their home state of Oregon or Calif.  
  • Students seeking a bachelor’s degree and have not previously earned a bachelor's degree
  • 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
  • Financial support 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 two years of undergraduate study at a four year institution

How to Apply

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

Download the Ford Transfer Scholars Handout PDF (Spanish)


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

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