Applicants must be residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, Calif., who are 25 years or older as of the application deadline and have a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must not be more than half way through the completion of their degree program. Applicants must demonstrate academic promise by having a reference submit a ReStart Reference as part of the online application. Applicants must be pursuing a two-year associate's degree or a bachelor's degree, and they must enroll full time in the fall term of the application year at a public or private, accredited, Title IV eligible, nonprofit college in his/her home state. Students with existing bachelor's degrees are not eligible for Ford Family Scholarships. All Ford Family Scholarship recipients are subject to a criminal background check. Awards can only be granted to recipients with a felony conviction if he or she has completed parole, probation, or any type of post prison supervision, and has paid any required restitution and/or court fees by August 1 of the application year. Graduate school funding may be an option for Ford ReStart Scholars who were awarded the scholarship as an undergraduate and who successfully completed their bachelor's degree with at least a 3.6 cumulative grade point average (GPA) from their degree-granting institution. For further eligibility requirements, contact the Foundation Scholarship Office.