The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Program has selected the following local students as Ford ReStart Scholarship recipients.

The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Program has selected the following local students as Ford ReStart Scholarship recipients.

Kyra Cavalli of Medford is majoring in diagnostic medical sonography at Rogue Community College.

Brittany Jones of Medford is currently attending Umpqua Community College and plans to study criminal justice at the University of Oregon or UCC.

The Ford ReStart Program was established to support adult students pursuing a certificate or a two- or four-year degree at an accredited school. In addition to demonstrating financial need, Ford ReStart Scholarship recipients must have a history of working responsibly on the job or in the family, show involvement in the community, demonstrate leadership skills and an ability to communicate personal goals. The renewable scholarships cover 90 percent of each student's unmet financial need per academic year.

The Ford Family Foundation also has selected the following local students as new Ford Scholars.

Samantha Etchison of Central Point attends North Medford High School and plans to pursue nursing at Oregon State University.

Ya Zhen Tan of White City attends Eagle Point High School and plans to pursue education at the University of Oregon.

Yeruti Estigarribia of Ashland attends Ashland High School and plans to pursue nursing at the University of Portland.

The Ford Scholars Program helps students who would find it difficult to obtain a college degree without financial assistance. Eligibility criteria includes financial need and merit qualifications. Scholars must attend an accredited nonprofit college in Oregon and pursue a bachelor's degree full-time. The renewable scholarship covers 90 percent of each student's unmet financial need for college each academic year.