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

The 2017-18 application enrollment period ended June 30, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.  The 2018-19 application enrollment period is March 15, 2018 – June 30, 2018.

 

Eligibility

  • 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 mistudentaid@michigan.gov or call toll-free at 1-888-447-2687.