The Fostering Scholars program was established in 2006 at Seattle University in order to promote the educational attainment of current and former foster youth. The program is designed to identify students whose achievements and goals mirror the University’s mission and to allow these exceptional students to fully focus on their goals by providing financial, academic, and personal support towards the completion of an undergraduate degree.
“Because of the Fostering Scholars program, I am privileged to attend a wonderful university. I have the program advisors’ and counselors’ support. I have challenging classes that enable my skills and knowledge to expand every day.” Scholar, Class of 2013
We continue to advocate for foster youth and serve as change-agents. We want for these scholars what any parent would want for his/her own children – access to a great education, stable housing, health care, opportunities to study abroad and engage fully in the college experience.
$28,000 is the estimated private fundraising need per student to fill the gap not covered by other forms of financial assistance.
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