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Ford Transfer

We see your potential

Our Ford Transfer Scholars Program is an undergraduate scholarship available to community college students who work hard, have significant financial need and are ready to transfer to a four-year college. Up to 25 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Ford Transfer Scholars by the numbers

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68% are first-generation college students

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89% are from rural communities

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.

Ford Transfer Scholars are pursuing their goals

Our selection process recognizes the hard work of community college students, especially rural students. There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply, however, attention is given to performance and progression in college to date. We look for resilient students who believe success is the result of hard work and exemplify exceptional qualities such as:

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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

Ford Transfer Scholarship Motivation 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

Ford Transfer Scholars experience

For community college students seeking a bachelor’s degree in their home state of Oregon or California, the Ford Transfer Scholars Program covers costs such as tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Specifically, the Ford Transfer Scholars Program includes:

Financial support

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Personal and professional support

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Lifetime connection with the Ford Family alumni community

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Academic guidance

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Leadership development

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Eligibility requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Resident of Oregon or Siskiyou County, California
  • Under the age of 25 by March 1 of the application year
  • Current community college student or recent graduate (within the last academic year) of an accredited community college in their home state of Oregon or California
  • Prepared to transfer to a four-year college with the goal of earning a four-year college degree. Has not previously earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Prepared to enroll fall of application year, attending full-time, on campus at a federally financial aid-eligible public or private (nonprofit) college, based in their home state of Oregon or California*
  • Face significant barriers – financial and otherwise – to attending college
  • A completed financial aid application

*Residents of Siskiyou County may attend Oregon Institute of Technology or Southern Oregon University if they qualify for in-state tuition. Online college education programs do not qualify.

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