Originally published May 29, 2012
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A dozen area students have been awarded scholarships from the Ford Family Foundation that could be worth up to $100,000 each over four years in college. The selected students have been awarded renewable annual scholarships that cover 90 percent of their unmet financial needs for college, up to $25,000 a year.
Those who have received the award include the following. Their current schools and college choices also are listed.
- Jaycee Elliott, Eagle Point High School, Portland State University;
- Rosalia Bazan, Phoenix High School, Corban University;
- Shallon Beatty, Crater High School, Rogue Community College;
- Angel De La Torre, Eagle Point High School, Rogue Community College;
- Sarah Kasiah, Ashland High School, Oregon State University;
- Cynthia Levesque-Couch, Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University;
- Christopher Modrich, South Medford High School, Western Oregon University;
- Stephanie Schultz, Rogue River High School, Western Oregon University;
- Kayla Tadlock, Crater High School, Oregon State University;
- Janny Tan, South Medford High School, University of Portland;
- Isis Terrall, Ashland High School, University of Oregon;
- Taylor Zehren, Ashland High School, University of Portland;
The students were among the 102 recipients in Oregon selected from 5,443 applicants as Oregon Ford Scholars.
The Ford Family Foundation was created by Kenneth Ford, longtime owner and chief executive of Roseburg Forest Products. The fund assists students who meet merit requirements but would find it difficult to afford the expense of college. Since 1994, the foundation's scholarship programs have awarded more than $113 million to college-bound seniors.
For information about the scholarships and the Ford Family Foundation, see www.tfff.org.