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Fostering Futures Scholarship

The Fostering Futures Scholarship awards youth who have experienced foster care in the State of Michigan. 

The following are important items to remember (Eligibility Requirements):

  • Student must have been in foster care after the 13th birthday
  • There is no upper age limit.  Student can receive funding at any age.
  • Student must be an undergradutate, attending a Michigan public or private 4-year college/university or a community college.
  • Funding can be used only for the following: Tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment.
  • This funding can be used along with ETV.

Other important information:

  • The 2016-2017 FFS Application is available for download at or can be requested by calling Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) toll free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687).
  • Students are only required to submit one application per academic year (and indicate each semester/term they plan to enroll and want to be considered for the scholarship). 
  • The application deadline for 2016-2017 is June 30, 2016.  Late Applications will not be accepted.
  • The student is responsible for notifying SSG of a change of address or college choice.
  • The FFS is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding amounts vary based on need and any other financial aid the student is receiving.
  • The maximum award amount for Fall and Winter is $3000. 
  • All future awards are subject to approved and available funding. For more information, visit

Attached in the right hand column is the Fostering Futures Scholarship 2016 - 2017 application form as well as the Fostering Futures Scholarship Fact Sheet.  Students need to complete the application and send it to the Student Scholarships and Grants office, listed at the bottom of the application and can be found here: 

Student Scholarships and Grants
PO Box 30462
Lansing MI 48909
Fax: (517) 241-5835  Phone: 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)

Questions may be directed to Student Scholarships and Grants at or call toll-free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)