Young Adults Who Experienced Foster Care
On or After 13th Birthday Eligible to Apply
LANSING, Mich. ― The Michigan Department of Treasury reminds young adults who have experienced foster care on or after their 13th birthday that they are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund.
The Fostering Futures Scholarship application period for the academic year 2019-20 opened on March 15 and will stay open until June 30, 2019. Eligible students enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university may now apply to receive scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room, board, book, and supplies.
“These scholarships make a difference for our foster care youth who aspire to attend college,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “Typically, individuals who have experienced foster care don’t have the support systems in place for college costs. Every dollar helps students receive a college education and creates a home for the opportunity for our foster care youth.”
Since 2012, fundraising efforts have totaled more than $1.2 million. This money has been raised through individual donations, group donations, sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions, and many volunteer-based fundraising events.
Most of the funds raised have been awarded as scholarships, with a small portion being designated to an education endowment that supplies investment income for scholarships.
Fostering Future Scholarship applicants with questions should contact the state Treasury Department’s Student Scholarships and Grants area at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687).