The Ferris Youth Initiative was developed to increase higher education opportunities for young people…
This grant is provided by the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Troy, Michigan. It is named for the Rev. Judith Borchardt who was a pastor at the church for several years. Rev. Borchardt had many interests, but she was particularly interested in challenges facing women and youth. When she died, she left a bequest to the church. The church decided to invest the money and provide a grant each year for a graduating foster care youth to use to continue their education.
The grant will be for $1200.00 for your first academic year. Half will be given in June and half
in December. It can be used for tuition or books, but if those costs are already covered, it can
be used for any other purpose to support you in pursuing your education. You can apply if you plan to attend college, junior college, or any post-secondary training program.
To be considered for the Judith Borchardt Memorial Grant, you must submit an application
to us by either e-mail or U.S. mail. You must also ask an adult who you know
to provide a reference for you and submit it to us.
The deadline for the 2018 application is April 27, 2018. The decision will be made in June and the awardee will be notified at that point.
Below, you will find links to the grant application and the letter of reference form.
Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care 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."Make a Donation