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Scholarships for Youth and Alumni of Care

Alison McManus Walters '73 Fostering Success Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to foster youth and ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth while pursuing a degree at GVSU. Click Here for more information.

Arissa Scholarship

The Michigan Adoptive, Foster Care, and Kinship Care Parent Association offers one $500.00 Scholarship annually. For information on the scholarship and how to apply, contact Ruth Kenaga by phone at 989-984-7372, or via email at

Aquinas College

Fostering Success Scholarship: Two scholarships available per year to cover tuition, room, board, and book costs. Click here for more information. 

Big Family Scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships are available to eligible students. Visit the website here, or contact 586-445-7735 for more information. 

Casey Family Scholars Program

Scholarships ranging from $1,500 - $6,000 based on need and merrit. Please visit the website or email for more information. 

Foster Care 2 Success

FC2S administers a variety of scholarships and grants to help deserving foster youth achieve a meaningful postsecondary education and a bright future. Visit the website or email

Lansing Community College

The Theresa and Frederick Junger scholarship is offered for students who were in foster care. For more information, call 517-483-1987.

Love Our Children USA

Love our children USA offers the Darko Rapolez Memorial College Scholarship which is awarded to youth who have aged out of the foster care system and have demonstrated academic excellence. For more information, visit the website here

Macomb Community College

United Way's Youth in Transition scholarship covers tuition, fees, and books for youth ages 17-21 who are or were under the care and supervision of the Michigan Department of Human Services on or after their 14th birthday. Click here to find out more. 

Michigan State University: The Foster Care Youth Endowed Scholarship Program

MSU provides a limited number of tuition and living expense scholarships to incoming freshmen who have spent part of their childhood or adolescence in a court-ordered foster care placement in Michigan. Please contact Andrea Martineau at 517-353-5537 or by email at

National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)

The NFPA offers scholarships designed to help foster families pay for education beyond high school. To find out more, visit the website

Your donations help make a difference

Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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