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Fostering Futures Scholarship

The Fostering Futures Scholarship awards youth who have experienced foster care in the State of Michigan. 

The following are important items to remember (Eligibility Requirements):

  • Student must have been in foster care after the 13th birthday
  • There is no upper age limit.  Student can receive funding at any age.
  • Student must be an undergradutate, attending a Michigan public or private 4-year college/university or a community college.
  • Funding can be used only for the following: Tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment.
  • This funding can be used along with ETV.

Other important information:

  • Students are only required to submit one application per academic year (and indicate each semester/term they plan to enroll and want to be considered for the scholarship). 
  • The application deadline for 2017-18 is June 30, 2017.  Late Applications will not be accepted.
  • The student is responsible for notifying SSG of a change of address or college choice.
  • The FFS is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding amounts vary based on need and any other financial aid the student is receiving.
  • All future awards are subject to approved and available funding. For more information, visit

Questions may be directed to Student Scholarships and Grants at or call toll-free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)

Your donations help make a difference.

Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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