Fostering Scholars
How to Apply

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! 

    Applications for Academic Year 2016/2017 will be available in January 2016. Check back here or contact the Fostering Scholars Program at (206) 296-2260 to receive your application!  

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    program outcomes

    • 29 graduates (June 2015)
    • A retention rate of 80%
    • Fostering Scholars' comprehensive program of support makes it a national model and one of the only programs of its kind at a private, independent university.
    • Program alumni are successfully pursuing careers and post-graduate degrees in a wide range of fields including accounting, law, nursing, software development and social work.