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We see your potential

Our scholarship programs assist people in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. We welcome learners from all walks of life — high school seniors, transfer students, adults and parents. We support those who face significant obstacles to obtaining a college degree.

Our selection process recognizes the potential of all students, especially rural students. There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

Scholarship programs

We offer three scholarship programs targeting dedicated students who have demonstrated financial and social barriers and are residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, California.

Ford Scholars

Ford Transfer

Ford Opportunity

Additionally, we administer the Ford Sons and Daughters scholarship, available only to eligible dependents of Roseburg Forest Products employees in the United States.

Scholarships for our programs include a renewable financial award of up to $40,000 per year.

The actual award amount is calculated based on several factors, including the student's financial need, the cost of attendance at their college of choice and additional scholarships received.

Who are Scholars?

We look for resilient students who believe success is the result of hard work and the ability to learn, and in making the most of the opportunities available where they live. We look at the whole student, seeking those with any combination of the following special attributes:

Academic Potential
Academic potential

Show an academic ability to be successful in college; curious and motivated to learn

Community engagement and service to others
Community engagement and service to others

Contribute to school, family and/or community; think and care about how they impact the world around them and take action to get involved

Work Ethic
Work ethic

Demonstrate responsibility and initiative in skill-building and learning through experiences such as paid or unpaid work

Motivation and Mindset
Motivation and mindset

Believe success comes from one’s ability to grow and learn; rise to challenges and persist despite obstacles; willing to ask for help and utilize resources

More than just money

At any given time, The Ford Family Foundation supports a community of approximately 1,000 students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. This support includes academic guidance, leadership development, personal and professional support, and access to the Ford Family alumni network.

Financial support

How to Apply

Personal and professional support

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Lifetime connection with the Ford Family alumni community

How to Apply

Academic guidance

How to Apply

Leadership development

How to Apply

Steps to apply

Step 1

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or equivalent.*

Step 2

Find your Ford Family scholarship program and apply starting November 1.

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Complete your application by March 1.

Find more tips and information on The Ford Family Foundation scholarship application process.

*Equivalent for undocumented students includes the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

More to explore

Ford Family Scholars Leadership Conference

Scholarship happenings

Explore events, key scholarship dates, and deadlines for The Ford Family Foundation, as well as events hosted by college access and financial aid partners offering a variety of resources and support relating to scholarships and college access in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Welcome to the Ford Family

Ford Family scholarship recipients represent the intersection of motivation, resilience and potential — they are the thought leaders of our future. Awardees are known in their schools and communities for their compassion and integrity as much as they are for their minds and strong work ethic.

Ford Family Scholars conference
Ford Scholar group

Once a Scholar – always a Scholar

As Ford Family scholarship recipients, students build a community that sustains well beyond graduation. Scholarship alumni stay connected through volunteer leadership opportunities, community events and a vibrant online community. With thousands of Ford Family alumni across the region — and around the globe — the reach of our Ford Family grows every year.

Scholarships Patrick Esposito Baker City
Scholarships Mikayla Golka
Scholarships Angel Sauceda White City
Scholarships Victoria Arnett Weed

Connect with us

Want to receive the latest scholarship news and information? Do you have questions about our scholarship programs? We're here for you. Please feel free to get in touch through the form below and our team will get back to you.

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