Ford Family Foundation has selected 106 students from Oregon as new Ford Scholars. This year’s Oregon Ford Scholars were chosen from 4,026 applicants. Of the 106 chosen was Lakeview’s own Sandra Castro, who attends Lakeview High School. Castro will be attending the University of Oregon and majoring in Human Physiology.
Kenneth Ford built Roseburg Forest Products Co., from a one-man operation in the 1930’s into one of the West Coast’s largest wood product manufacturers. He established The Ford Family Foundation in 1957 after the business had experienced several decades of growth. Ford created the scholarship program to help students in need of financial assistance.
Eligibility criteria include financial need and merit qualifications. In addition, scholars must attend an accredited, nonprofit college in Oregon and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree fulltime. The renewable scholarship covers 90 percent of each student’s unmet financial need for college, from $1,000 minimum to a $25,000 maximum, each academic year, with first-year student awards averaging $8,448 per year.
For a complete list of 2013 awardees, visit www.tfff.org.