Scholarship Programs

Much more than money

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The Ford Family Foundation offers a suite of financial and program resources in Oregon, Siskiyou County, Calif., and, in some cases, other regions. Many recipients enthusiastically declare that the Scholarship Programs are about “so much more than the money.” Our selection committees strive to select recipients whose past and potential are worthy of special support. We work to develop a long-term relationship with such students – not simply to bestow a scholarship.

Four different programs


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Four Scholarship Programs

We look for applicants of all ages with unique attributes who may not have had the encouragement, the opportunity or the financial means to attend or to complete their higher education. These candidates demonstrate an understanding of the value of work, taking responsibility, giving back and helping others.  

Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation. Learn more »


Nov 1, 2018 Applications open
March 1, 2019* Applications due
May 1, 2019 All interviewees selected
May 2019 Interviews
June 1, 2019 All awardees announced

* If the OSAC Scholarship Application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will automatically be extended until 5 p.m. PST of the following business day.

Which program should I apply for?

Review our four programs to determine which one may suit you best:

The Ford Scholars Program is open to 1) graduating high school seniors, and 2) community college students who are seeking a bachelor’s degree and are ready to transfer to a four-year college. This program is offered in both Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Learn more »

The Ford Opportunity Program is designed for single parents who are "head of household" and who are seeking an associate or a bachelor’s degree. This program is offered in both Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Learn more »

The Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. serves dependents (21 years of age or younger) of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. This program is offered in Oregon, Siskiyou County, Calif., and other regions. Learn more »

The Ford ReStart Program supports adults, age 25 or older, beginning or returning to full-time post-secondary education in a degree program. This program is offered in both Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Learn more »


Ford Family scholarships are designed to support students in full-time, on-campus coursework. Distance learning courses or online courses can be part of the regular class schedule as long as these courses do not exceed more than half of the course load. Students taking distance learning courses exclusively or living outside of their home state will not be eligible for Ford Family scholarship funds. Additionally, students with existing bachelor’s degrees are not eligible. Please review each program carefully for more detailed information about the selection process and criteria.

How to Apply

The Ford Family Foundation partners with Oregon's Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) to administer the scholarship application. Apply for a Ford Family Scholarship at The online application is available beginning in the fall of each year. Consult the OSAC website for application materials and additional information about financial aid and scholarships.


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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