June 19, 2017 4:00 a.m.
The Ford Family Foundation recently selected 46 students from Oregon as new scholarship recipients of the Ford Restart program.
The Ford ReStart program began in 2001 to support adult students pursuing a two or four year degree at an accredited school.
In addition to demonstrating that they have a financial need, recipients must have a successful history of employment or of working in a household, believe in education as a way of improving life and show involvement in community activities. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership skills and an ability to clearly communicate personal goals.
Director of Postsecondary Success at the Ford Family Foundation, Denise Callahan says the renewable scholarship covers up to 90 percent of each student’s unmet financial needs for college per academic year.
Other scholarship programs supported by the Foundation include the Ford Scholars Program, the Ford Opportunity Scholarship Program, and the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Company.
The 46 students selected came from 597 who originally applied for the Ford Restart program. A complete list of awardees is listed at the Ford Family Foundation website at www.tfff.org
Since 1994 scholarship programs from the Ford Family Foundation have awarded more than $157 million dollars.