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Fostering Futures Scholarship
If you are looking for Fostering Futures, a private, non-profit foster care and adoption agency based in Ann Arbor, please visit that organization's website at www.ffkids.org or call (734) 481-8999. Please note, the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund is not associated with the Fostering Futures agency. This information is provided for clarification purposes only and is not intended to be an endorsement of that agency.
The numbers are sobering. Nationally, seventy percent of teens who emancipate from foster care report that they want to attend college, but fewer than ten percent who graduate from high school enroll in college, and of those less than one percent graduate from college.* In Michigan, there are approximately 10,000 children are in the foster care system at any given time. As they reach adult age, having adequate resources to attain their dream of a college education is critical to having a successful future.
Since 2012, fundraising efforts have totaled over $1,300,000; all of which have been awarded as scholarships in the year they were raised. This was done through individual donations, group donations, sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions and many volunteer based fundraising events. Fostering Futures Scholarships were expanded to include any Michigan degree granting college or university.
*Assessing the effects of Foster Care: Early results from the Casey National alumni study. Seattle, WA: Casey Family Programs, 2003. Available at www.casey.org.