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College of the Siskiyous Scholarships

Welcome! A variety of scholarships are available at College of the Siskiyous for current high school seniors planning to attend COS in the fall or for continuing COS students returning in the fall.

Applications for COS Scholarships are available on this page, in the Financial Aid Office, or through the COS Foundation.

COS Foundation Scholarships
Administrative/Support/Management Scholarship
Chapter VV of P.E.O
DHS Alumni Scholarship
Ford Family Scholarships


This $300 scholarship is sponsored by the Supervisory/Confidential Group at COS and is restricted to dependents of COS employees who graduate from high school and intend to enroll as full time students at COS. Scholarship payments will be divided into two payments, one per semester. To be eligible for spring disbursement, students must have completed 12 units with a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Deadline is May 1.

Application packet

Chapter VV of P.E.O.

This $1000 scholarship is restricted to female students of the College of the Siskiyous who have already completed at least 12 units at COS. The student does not necessarily need to be a full time student. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be a permanent resident of Siskiyou County, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from COS. The scholarship will be awarded in two installments, $500 for fall semester and $500 for spring semester. Financial need will be considered. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application.

Deadline is March 31.

Application Packet

Dunsmuir High School Alumni Scholarship

The Board of Directors of the Dunsmuir Scholarship Fund (DSF) plans to award a sizeable amount in scholarships this year.

Applications must be postmarked or received by DSF no later than April 15.

Application Packet

Ford Family Scholarships

The Ford Family Foundation offers several scholarships specifically focused on graduating high school seniors, transfer students, parents - especially those parenting alone, adult learners over 25 and children of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co.

Scholarships include generous financial support for the entirety of one’s undergraduate degree as well as academic, personal, and professional mentoring and support. Most scholarships are need-based and focused on Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., requiring students to attend an institution in their home state. To find the program that is right for you and apply, visit or contact with questions.

Ford Scholars Program

The Ford Scholars Program is need-based and open to 1) graduating high school seniors and, 2) community college students ready to transfer to a four-year college, who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in Oregon or California. This program is available to residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

The Ford Scholars Program was created by Kenneth W. Ford (1908-1997), a founder of The Ford Family Foundation, to assist students who otherwise would find it impossible, or at least very difficult, to obtain a college degree without financial assistance. Mr. Ford established the Foundation to help a number of worthy causes, but the Ford Scholars Program was always one of his favorite projects.


Ford Opportunity Program

The Ford Opportunity Program is need-based and designed for single parents who are "head of household," without the support of a domestic partner, and who are seeking an associate's or bachelor’s degree. This program is available to residents of Oregon or Siskiyou County, California.

Hallie E. Ford (1905-2007), a founder of The Ford Family Foundation, established the Ford Opportunity Program to assist single parents in obtaining an associate's or bachelor's degree. She realized that students who are parents have many extra responsibilities. She was determined to help them by providing financial assistance and encouragement.


Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co.

The Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters of Employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. serves dependents (21 years of age or younger) of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. who are planning to attend an accredited college or vocational school in the United States. This program is available to residents of all states.

The Ford Sons & Daughters Program was established in 1995 by Kenneth Ford (1908-1997) and The Ford Family Foundation to encourage the sons and daughters of employees of Roseburg Forest Products Co. to attend college and to develop fully their potential in any field of endeavor that they choose. The number of recipients varies each year.


Ford ReStart Program

The Ford ReStart Program is need-based and was created to encourage adults, age 25 or older, to begin or return to full-time post-secondary education to earn a degree at an eligible college. This program is available to residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.


McConnell Scholars Programs

The McConnell Scholars Program is available to students transferring from College of the Siskiyous. This program offers up to $30,000 for students entering qualified four-year universities. Upon completion of a bachelor's degree, unspent amounts may be used for the next higher degree.


Disbursement Schedule

Scholarship payments are dictated by the terms of the scholarship and/or donor requirements. Generally one payment is made per semester.

If student resides in the dormitory, all grant checks will be disbursed at the beginning of the semester and applied to the balance remaining on the student's contract.

Additional Program Disbursement Information

Not all forms of financial aid are disbursed the same way or at the same time. Cal Grant B, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Pell grant are disbursed twice a semester; once at the beginning of the semester and once in the middle of the semester.

Other Sources of Funds You May Explore

Other assistance programs are available for students such as TANF, social security, rehabilitation benefits, CalWORKs, CARE (Childcare) and Veterans Services. If you apply for assistance through the Financial Aid office, the money received from these programs must be reported to the Financial Aid Office.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: (530) 938-5209
Fax: (530) 938-5367