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How You Can Help Sponsored Scholarship Program

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Over 60 percent of FC2S Scholars graduate within five years – a rate higher than the national average for all students.

Give the gift of an education to a former foster youth. Sponsor a student!

Did you know only between three and 10 percent of foster youth ever graduate from college?

Lack of appropriate guidance, insufficient support and financial need are some of the reasons for these dismal figures – Foster Care to Success is working to change them.

Our Sponsored Scholarship Program provides the guidance, support and funding these students need to thrive in college. And it shows; 65 percent of FC2S Scholars graduate within five years – a rate higher than the national average for all students.

How Does the Program Work?

The Sponsored Scholarship Program is a true helping hand as people like you reach into their hearts and pockets to support a deserving foster youth through school. Donations can be made in the name of the donor, anonymously, or in honor of a loved one, leaving a legacy of compassion. And giving isn’t limited to individuals; organizations and corporations can invest in the future of our country by underwriting scholarships through the Foster Care to Success Foundation.FOSTER GRADUATE CAREER

One hundred percent of every donation you make to the Sponsored Scholarship Program goes to helping a young person – and 100 percent is tax deductible.

Sponsored scholarships fund tuition and approved living expenses for students at community colleges, public and private universities, and career programs nationwide. Every gift, whether of $10 or $100,000, makes a profound difference in the lives of foster youth in college.

  • $1,500 provides books and supplies for a student for one year.
  • $2,500 helps a community college student attend classes for one year.
  • $5,000 helps a university student attend classes for one year.

Ready to help a foster youth succeed?  Click here to sponsor a student.

Honor Someone Special with a Named Scholarship

A gift of $2,500 or more becomes a Named Scholarship for one student. This means that, within certain parameters, sponsors can define their scholarship. For example the Smith Family can decide that they would like their scholarship to go specifically to an accounting major or to a student from the state of Illinois. The recipient of the “Smith Family Scholarship” sends the Smith family a thank you letter and mid-year update (through FC2S), and FC2S updates the Smith family periodically on his progress.

My husband and I were fortunate enough to have loving, supportive parents who helped us go to college. We realize there are many kids in this world that aren’t as fortunate, and since we don’t have any children of our own to put through college, we sponsor a scholarship through Foster Care to Success. The experience has been so rewarding! We receive regular reports about how our student is doing, and also hear personally from her from time to time.”  - Barbara and Marshall Grimes, sponsors of the Morrow/Grimes Scholarship

What else do scholars receive?

Every FC2S Sponsored Scholar receives the support they need to do well in school and graduate, including personal support from the FC2S Scholarship Team, academic and career coaching, three care packages a year, and the opportunity to apply for the FC2S Aim Higher Fellowship Program.

Get to know some of the students who have benefited from our programs.

“I know for a fact that if I hadn’t had the money from my sponsor, it would have been impossible to stay in school.” — Ray N., Florida A&M University

“Knowing somebody, by name, who cared enough to support my college education made such a big difference.  I still have all the notes they sent me through the Scholarship Program, and when I graduated they were the first people who got the announcement!”  - Amy W., University of California Monterey Bay

“I’ve been sponsored by the same family for the past three years.  When I make good grades, I’m always so grateful that their generosity enables me to spend more hours studying than working.”  Roberta N., Mills College

Ready to help or need more information?

Sponsor a student today or contact Tina Raheem, our Director of Scholarships and Grants, for more information on our Sponsored Scholarship Program.

Foster Care to Success thanks our 2015-16 Scholarship sponsors:

Alliant Credit Union
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Casey Family Programs

The Bernard Sarachek Memorial Scholarship
The Hulston Family Foundation
The Kintsugi Scholarship
The Nichols Family Foundation
The Pritzker Family Foundation

The Bathos Memorial Scholarship
The Beacon Scholarship
Mrs. A. Bernstein
Ms. J. Bronson-Sanchez
Casey Family Programs
Mr. & Mrs. B. Clarke
Mr. & Mrs. A. Cochrane
The Cohen Family of Scholarships
The Cricenti Family Unitrust
Mr. P. Doyle
Mr. W. Ducar
The Hon. Judge G. Glenn
Mr. & Mrs. R. Harlow
Dr. J. Humphrey
The James & Jean Rutledge Memorial Scholarship
Mr. S. Kabakoff
Mr. & Mrs. J. Karcz
The Kastory Family Foundation
Ms. K. Kitchens
The Knitspot Needle Arts Community
The Lawe Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. T. McArdle
The Miller-Handly Family Scholarship
The Morrow-Grimes Family Scholarship
Mr. D. Moss
Mr. J. Myer
Mr. J. Pirog
Mr. D. Pont
Mr. & Mrs. S. Privott
Ms. C. Raeburn
The Ray-Sultemeier Family Scholarship
Richweb, Inc.
Ms. D. Schmitt
Mr. J. Slagle
Mr. W. Taylor
The Triad Foundation Junior Board
Mr. & Mrs. M. Wargo
Dr. & Dr. S. Wolin
Ms. E. Worth