Our scholars benefit from the generosity of numerous individuals investing in students' success. In addition to giving greatly appreciated annual support, many have created or added to endowment funds to help secure the Fostering Scholars Program in perpetuity. We are grateful for all who champion our scholars with donations, and we invite you to learn more about current supportive community partners:

Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust

Robins Nest Family Foundation 


We wish to recognize the organizations listed below as founding partners:




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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.