There are numerous resources available to students who are currently in or are alumni of the Foster Care system. Below are just some of those resources:
Fostering Success Michigan
Fostering Success Michigan provides resources and inspiration for youth and alumni of foster care. You may visit their website by clicking here.
Foster Youth in Transition
Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) has opportunities you may view by visiting here.
Foster Care Alumni of America/Michigan-Resources
Please visit this site for additional resources by clicking here.
Fostering Futures Scholarship Application and Information
The Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS) provides eligible foster youth with scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment. The FFS is available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must complete one application per academic year and return it to Student Scholarships and Grants, listed at the bottom of the application.
Application Enrollment Period
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017-18 academic year. The application deadline is June 30, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. The application is a fillable form that may be completed online. Please print, sign and date your completed application, keep a copy for yourself, and submit the application to the address or fax number located on the bottom of the application.
2017-18 Fostering Futures Scholarship Application
Student must have been in Michigan foster care due to abuse/neglect on or after their 13th birthday.
Student must be attending a Michigan public or private degree-granting four-year college/university or a community college at least half time.
Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and demonstrate financial need.
Student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as set by the institution.
Scholarship can only be used for undergraduate students; not available for graduate students.
Scholarship can also be used for computers (or other electronic devices IF the institution has a written statement that the device is required for enrollment).
This scholarship can be used along with the Education and Training Voucher (ETV).
If the student also has the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), the TIP funds must be used before FFS funds.
There is no maximum age restriction for the student.
Questions may be directed to Student Scholarships and Grants at email@example.com or call toll-free at 1-888-447-2687.