When should I submit my scholarship application?
The earlier the better! Our deadline for submission shifts a bit each year, but generally falls on the third week in April.
What if I am missing some documents?
We understand that some items may be delayed. Please submit the majority of the requested documents with the application and indicate when the others will be sent.
What forms of Documentation of Foster Care are accepted?
Court documents, letters from DFCS or other state agencies.
Who should I ask to submit letters of recommendation?
People that know you best and can paint a verbal picture of your character and strengths. These include teachers, mentors, counselors, clergy, coaches, tutors and community leaders are some of the best resources.
I don’t have my ACT/SAT scores yet.
Please submit the supporting documents you do have and indicate when the scores will be sent.
Who is eligible:
Youth in foster care who meet one of the following requirements:
– have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday, – OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday,
– OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.