Fostering Futures Scholarship deadline extended to Aug. 1
This scholarship is awarded to students on a first-come/first-served basis who have been in the foster care system after the age of 13 and are enrolled at least half-time in a public degree-granting college or university. HFC is a qualifying educational institution.
To qualify for these funds, students must:
- Have been in the Michigan foster care system on or after their 13th birthday.
- Enroll at least half-time at a participating institution.
- Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need.
- Be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.
- For renewal, you must meet the College's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
- Not be in default on a federal student loan.
- There is no maximum age restriction.
Scholarship awards can be as much as $3,000/year ($1,500 for the fall semester and $1,500 for the winter semester). These funds may be used to assist former foster youth with the additional costs of attending a college or university (including but not limited to transportation, food, and housing).
Foster youth are some of the most at-risk students attending any college or university. While nearly 70% of these students aspire to attend some sort of post-secondary school, only 3% ever attain a certificate or degree, sadly. These funds can help bridge the gap many of these students experience when attempting to pay for their education.
For questions or more information, contact 888-447-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.