Ford Opportunity Scholars Program

🏆 Available: 96
💰 Amount Varies
⏳ 03/01

Scholarship Description

The Ford Opportunity Program was originally established by Hallie E. Ford (1905-2007), a founder of The Ford Family Foundation, to assist single parents in obtaining a college degree. The program has expanded to include all parents of any age and other adults over the age of 25. Single parents are still strongly encouraged to apply. Up to to 96 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Scholarship amount: Award covers 90% of unmet college costs and is calculated on the college’s Cost of Attendance (tuition, fees, room and board, personal costs, etc.), minus other grants and scholarships.


  • Residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, California
  • Parents of any age (single parents strongly encouraged to apply)
    Adult learners over the age of 25 as of March 1 of the application year
  • Students seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree at an eligible public or private (nonprofit) college
  • Students with at least one year remaining in their degree program
  • Students who plan to enroll full time in their state of residence (Oregon or California)

Eligibility Requirements

  • For residents of the following states: California, Oregon
  • Must currently be Single
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required

How To Apply

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Donor: The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation with headquarters in Roseburg, Oregon. The Foundation makes grants to public charities and agencies predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Sisikyou County, Calif. In addition, the Foundation designs, manages and funds a scholarship program for students attending college or university.