Fostering Scholars Program Receives Grant from Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust

Posted: January 18, 2023

By: Office of Sponsored Projects

Congratulations to Colleen Montoya Barbano, director of the Seattle University Fostering Scholars Program, on the recently awarded renewal grant from the Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust.

As the first program of its kind in Washington State and a national model, Fostering Scholars serves students who have aged out of foster care 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.