Fostering Scholars

The Fostering Scholars program was established in 2006 at Seattle University in order to promote the educational attainment of current and former foster youth. The program is designed to identify students whose achievements and goals mirror the University’s mission and to allow these exceptional students to fully focus on their goals by providing financial, academic, and personal support towards the completion of an undergraduate degree.

“Because of the Fostering Scholars program, I was privileged to attend a wonderful university. I had the program advisors’ and counselors’ support and challenging classes that enabled my skills and knowledge to expand every day.” Scholar, Class of 2013

Help ensure the future of the Fostering Scholars program as we work to enhance the permanent endowment to sustain our scholars with your involvement, ambassadorship and support.



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program outcomes

  • 60 graduates (June 2022)
  • 15-22 scholars enrolled annually
  • A retention rate of 80% (2006-2020)
  • 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 graduate degrees in a wide range of fields including accounting, law, nursing, teaching, software development and social work.