The Blavin Scholarship is a need based award that provides $2,000 to $5,000 per student, per year.
The School House Connection Scholarship Program supports the talents, motivations, and strengths of each young person, and develop community in each scholarship class. The program provides professional assistance with financial aid processes, funds and support so students can remain in school and graduate, access to mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
This year, they will offer at least ten scholarships of $2,000 each; travel and expenses paid for all recipients to a national awards ceremony; and travel and expenses paid to a second gathering in Washington DC, two years after the initial scholarship award. Recipients will be selected by a national advisory committee of educators, young people, and service providers.
Students who have not reached their 20th birthday by Nov. 8, 2017, and who are entering college for the first time may apply. Applicants may be high school seniors, students enrolled in a GED or other alternative education programs, or recent graduates/GED recipients. Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible.
Other young people who have experienced homelessness will act as Young Adult Leaders with SchoolHouse Connection. Young Adult Leaders will serve as partners in all aspects of our advocacy and programming, as well as mentors to our scholarship recipients. They also will receive adult mentorship and assistance completing their post-secondary education and transitioning into their careers.
Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative 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