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International Student Foundation Scholarship

The International Student Foundation (ISF) provides a scholarship and mentoring program for students from care.

If you are a young adult who has either aged-out of foster care, or who will age-out soon (applicants cannot be adopted) and want to pursue higher-level education, then contact ISF immediately. 

ISF accepts applications between January 1 and March 31 of each calendar year.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have been in public or private foster care; OR have been placed into legal guardianship from foster care; OR have been orphaned, prior to the age of 18, without the support of both parents for at least one year. If currently adopted or in the process of adoption then applicant is not eligible.
  • Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited undergraduate college as a full-time (minimum 12 hours) student.
  • Have and maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • Be under the age of 23 on March 31 of the year in which they first apply.
  • Have submitted the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application for the academic year.
  • Be willing to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month (via phone) to a personal mentor and to reading assigned curriculum throughout the life of the ISF agreement.

Questions?  Contact Gina Fawcett at

The scholarship deadline may have passed, but be sure to check back to their website for current application information by clicking on the link below.

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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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