Right higher education is the foundation of a successful career and can open the doors of exciting career opportunities for students. Nowadays, many adult students are at the risk of drop out due to rising study cost. Ford Community Foundation knows about the struggles that an adult student face during their academic program and which is why it has brought this ‘Ford ReStart Programs’ for the academic year 2021-2022. These are annual programs that are offered to help students, age 25 and older, based on their financial need. Applications are open for students enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s degree and have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree.
Some of the adult students don’t seek financial help from their families to pay for their education while others are financially dependent on their families. But in both cases, students can experience financial pressure if they don’t collect the needed money to cover their expenses such as tuition, books, and supplies so on. A scholarship is a great medium for such adult students to get the free money that they can invest in earning a higher education. Scholarship money doesn’t need to be repaid so students can focus on their study rather than worrying. As the part of Fort ReStart Programs, up to 46 renewable scholarships are granted each year to students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. If you are interested in this program, you can apply through the online portal of Ford.
Ford Family Foundation is a private, not for profit organization with headquarters in Roseburg, Oregon. It offers grants to public charities and agencies benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou. It also provides funding opportunities to help children, families and communities in the region. It is dedicated to its mission of “successful citizens and vital rural communities”.
Get access to quick information through this table:
|Organization||Ford Family Foundation|
|Amount||90% of college costs|
|Number of Awards||46|
|Application Deadline||March 01, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
If you meet the following criteria, then you are eligible to apply:
- Applicants must be residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif;
- Candidates should be adults 25 years or older with considerable years of employment ahead;
- Students no more than halfway through their degree program;
- Students must be seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree, and have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree;
- Candidates with the plan to enrol full time in their state of residence.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply through the online portal of Ford Family Foundation, where they need their personal information such as name and email address to register. They will also need to provide some required documents given below.
- Financial Information
- College History and College Plans
- College Transcripts
- Activities (school, volunteer/community/family/home, paid and unpaid work)
- Personal Statements
- Special Recommendation (if your cumulative GPA is below 3.0 or your GED score is below 660)
These scholarships are developed to cover 90% of unmet college costs such as tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc. These programs will work as helping hands for students struggling in earning higher education due to the burden of their expenses.
The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Send your application for these programs before or on this date.