With Your Support

support a scholar

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 Katie Chapman at 206-398-4401.

“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  

provide meals

will provide meals for a student during the winter break holiday

supply 'dorm starter kits'

supplies five “Dorm Starter Kits”

provide books

supplies books for a student for the entire year

provide health insurance

provides health insurance for three students for an entire year

provide housing

provides year-round housing and meals

provide a year of support

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


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 a Health & Wellness 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

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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.