College education is the most important investment in a student’s future. Higher education can lead to many benefits, including better work opportunities, a comfortable lifestyle and a successful career. But nowadays, it has become impossible or at least challenging for students to earn a degree due to the high cost of study. To carve this situation, Ford Family Foundation is now offering wonderful scholarship opportunities for students dealing with financial problems. Students, who are high school seniors and planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate degree program in the fall, can qualify for these offers.
Ford Scholars Programs was established by Kenneth W. Ford, who is a founder of “The Ford Family Foundation.” The purpose of Kenneth behind founding such amazing opportunities was to assist students in obtaining a college degree at affordable rates. So far, these programs have helped many students fulfill their educational dreams by making a college education accessible to them. If you are one of those students who seek financial assistance to further their education, then send your application and take advantage of these opportunities before applications close.
Ford Family Foundation is a private, not for profit organization headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon. It has been dedicated to offering grants to public charities and agencies benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou. Moreover, this foundation also provides funding opportunities to improve children, families, and communities in the region. This organization is committed toward its mission of “successful citizens and vital rural communities.”
Have a look at this table to obtain quick information:
|Organization||Ford Family Foundation|
|Educational Level||High school senior and Undergraduate|
|Number of Awards||130|
|Application Deadline||March 1, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
Please check out the following criteria before moving toward the application process:
- Applicants must be residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif;
- Candidates must be graduating high school seniors (or equivalent) who have never enrolled full time in a 2- or 4- Year College and seeking a bachelor’s degree
- Recipients must be students who plan to enroll full time in the fall in their state of residence (Oregon or Calif.)
How to Apply
All candidates are requested to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (or alternative if undocumented) after October 1. After submitting these documents, applicants will need to complete an online application form, which must include financial information, most current transcripts, college plans, activities (school, volunteer/community/family/home, paid and unpaid work), personal statements, family information, special recommendation, and supporting documents.
These programs will cover 90% of college costs. These can be used to pay for the following expenses: tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc. In addition to monetary support, scholars will get academic guidance, leadership development, personal and professional support, and access to the Ford Family alumni network. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.
Applications are available until March 1, 2021. If you are interested in being a part of these programs, then please send your application with the required documents as early as possible.