Fostering Scholars
How to Apply
  • how to apply

    Are you interested in becoming a Scholar?

    Do you meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the program?

    • Highly motivated to attend and succeed in college
    • Between 17-25 years old at time of application
    • Currently a dependent youth in state, tribal, or federally recognized foster, group, or kinship care OR aged out of state, tribal, or federally recognized care
    • Residing in Washington State
    • Offered admission to Seattle University as either a freshman or transfer student to begin fall quarter

    Are you open to receiving the support offered by Fostering Scholars program staff and others at Seattle University?

    Do you have the personal desire and discipline to be a successful college student and to persist towards your educational and career goals?

    If you answered yes to the above questions, then you are encouraged to apply to become a Scholar at Seattle University!

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    program outcomes

    • 23 graduates (as of June 2014).
    • A retention rate of 85% exceeding the U.S. average retention rate of 77.1%. (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems)
    • Fostering Scholars comprehensive program of support makes it a national model and one of the only programs of its kind at a private, independent campus.
    • 100% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school. These grads include teachers, nurses, computer programmers and community advocates.
    • With the support of the Fostering Scholars Program, many of our scholars are choosing careers in social work, law, and public policy and will someday be the leaders who will help improve the foster care system they know firsthand.