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Our Ford Family community

Over 5,000 scholarship alumni across Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and around the globe inspire our motto, “Connect where you are – lead where you live.” We’re proud to maintain lasting relationships with our Ford Family scholarship alumni who pursue a wide variety of careers after graduation.

Alumni connections

Alumni stay connected through volunteer leadership opportunities, such as the Alumni Leadership Council and its volunteer committees, community events and a vibrant online community. By building community together, alumni provide personal and professional support to each other and welcome the new classes of Scholars into the ever-growing network.
Ford Scholars Alumni

Celebrate your milestones

The alumni community loves to celebrate the success of its members. Let us know about your personal milestones and professional, civic and academic achievements, and we’ll share them in the annual alumni magazine mailed each summer.

Why I serve

Alumni community members continue the tradition of service.

Nhi Nguyen

Nhi Nguyen

Portland, OR
Ford Scholar Class of 2019

“I serve on the Alumni Leadership Council and the Professional Development committee because I want to give some of my time back to the community I hold close to my heart. Besides, we have lots of fun!”

Fernando Lira, MBA

Brookings, OR
Ford Scholar Class of 2017

“I served [as an Alumni Ambassador] because I wanted to positively impact people’s lives for the better. I have had the privilege of having individuals in my life help me strengthen my courage, resilience and perseverance, which has allowed me to be where I am today. I want to help as many people as possible pursue their dreams, achieve their goals, and continue to succeed to be the best versions of themselves.”

Fernando Lira
Onica Libby Ford Alumni

Onica Kibby

Turner, OR
Ford Scholar Class of 2002

“I served on the Professional Development Committee because I love what I do, and it is all thanks to The Ford Family Foundation. It means the world to me to connect with alumni all over. I still can’t believe how many amazing individuals are a part of this organization.”

My Ford Family

Our online platform, My Ford Family, allows alumni to find each other based on geography, industry or university attended. Alumni find connections and stay in touch as well as learn about volunteer leadership opportunities, alumni events and how to support other alumni and Scholars.

Alumni My Ford Family
Alumni MyFordFamily


Our alumni resource hub, MyFordInfo, is a place where alumni can update personal information and access resources. The hub contains information on our competitive graduate scholarship program, which gives alumni who excelled in their undergraduate programs the opportunity to continue on to earn a master’s or doctoral degree.