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 2019-20 Academic Year.  The application deadline is June 30, 2019.  Late applications will not be accepted.  New this year, there are three ways to complete the application:

  1. Online:  Create a MiSSG Student Portal Account at After the student’s account is created, select “Online Scholarship and Grant Applications” at the top of the page. Scroll down to the Fostering Futures Scholarship and click on the “FFS 2019-20 Application.”
  2. Paper Application:  Complete the 2019-20 Fostering Futures Scholarship Application Form and submit the application to the address or fax number located on the bottom of the application.
  3. Phone:  Contact the MI Student Aid Customer Care Center at 1-888-447-2687 and complete the application over the phone. 


  • 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 or call toll-free at 1-888-447-2687.