College Scholarships Available for Foster Care Youth
Together We Rise and the Fund ll Foundation are offering college scholarships to youth, ages 17-23, who have aged out of foster care. The Family Fellowship program invests $90,000 in each scholarship recipient in the form of tuition, housing, mentorship and family connection.
The financial aid package is broken down into $18,000 a year for up to 5 years. The programs also helps with rent, food, cell phone bills, books, laptops, tutors, school supplies, academic and professional development and more. Additionally, recipients receive college advising, emotional support and help finding internships.
The deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to start the application process early in order to obtain the necessary school paperwork and other required documents.