Grace Elizabeth Maiden was selected from 2,563 eligible applicants to receive the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship.

The renewable scholarship covers 90 percent of each student’s unmet financial need for each academic year. The Ford Family Foundation selected 114 students from Oregon and 11 students from Siskiyou County, California, as new Ford Scholars. Eligibility criteria include financial need and merit qualifications.

Maiden was recognized for the number of hours she volunteered in the community and her servant heart, while being very involved with the Sisters High School art program and maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Scholars must attend an accredited, nonprofit college in their home state and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree full-time.

Grace plans on studying humanities at Corban University in the fall. She hopes to become an executive director of a non-profit to support families in need.

Since 1994, the Foundation’s scholarship programs have awarded students more than $191 million. Kenneth W. Ford and Hallie E. Ford built their company, Roseburg Forest Products Co., into one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. They established The Ford Family Foundation in 1957 after the business had experienced two decades of growth. Mr. Ford created the scholarship program to help students who would otherwise find it difficult to obtain a college degree without financial assistance.