Fostering Scholars
With Your Support

With Your Support

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    A gift of any size will help Fostering Scholars fulfill its important mission. All gifts are tax-deductible. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Office of University Advancement 206-296-6000.

    “Not only does this scholarship proVide me with an education, it provides me with a sense of self, independence, and self-reliance that I was never able to have.” Scholar, Class of 2014  

    Donation Meals
    will provide meals for a student during the winter break holiday Give>
    Donation Dorm
    supplies five “Dorm Starter Kits” Give>
    Donation Books
    supplies books for a student for the entire year Give>
    Donation Health
    provides health insurance for three students for an entire year Give>
    Donation Housing
    provides year-round housing and meals Give>
    Donation All
    supplies tuition, books, all school-related fees, health insurance, housing, meals, program activities, academic and personal mentoring, and access to the emergency fund for an entire year Give>


    With the support of the Fostering Scholars program, scholars receive access to a great education, stable housing, health care, as well as opportunities to study abroad and engage fully in the college experience. Recipients of the scholarship receive:

    • Full funding of tuition
    • Books and other education-related materials
    • Waiver of all enrollment related fees
    • Year-round on-campus housing and meal plan
    • Student health insurance
    • Access to an Emergency Fund
    • Support and advising from a dedicated staff member
    • Quarterly cohort socials
    • Learning assistance workshops
    • Community celebrations (back to school, graduation, holiday)
    • Enrichment Fund  to support campus involvement such as retreats, clubs, and study abroad
  • Help us move from
    success to significance


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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.