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Fostering Scholars Program receives external funding

January 13, 2022

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Under the leadership of Director Colleen Montoya Barbano, Seattle University's Fostering Scholars Program was recently awarded a renewal grant from the Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust.

The first program of its kind in Washington State and a national model, Fostering Scholars serves cohorts of 18 to 23 scholars in achieving their life-changing goal of earning a college degree. With the generous funding from the Shemanski Trust, students in the Fostering Scholars program will continue to receive full scholarships that cover the comprehensive costs of attending SU (tuition, books, supplies, healthcare and year-round housing). Scholarship funds are complemented with wrap-around, personalized academic and social support, advocacy and mentoring.