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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 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.

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How can you help youth who have experienced foster care?

The Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund provides scholarships to students who have experienced foster care in Michigan on or after age 13.  Students must also demonstrate financial need to qualify.
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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 $1,400,000; 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


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Become a Sustaining Partner

We are excited to announce a new way to help support youth who have experienced foster care--become a Sustaining Partner by making a recurring monthly donation. Your monthly donation, big or small, makes a BIG impact.

Learn more about becoming a Sustaining Partner.

General Fostering Futures Scholarship Information


Scholarship Program Information and Application

What is the Fostering Futures Scholarship and how to apply for the scholarship.

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Scholarship Fact Sheet

Application information and scholarship eligibility requirements.

Upcoming Events

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2024 Pizza Party Fundraiser

Join us on the Capitol Lawn on June 18 for our annual pizza party fundraiser.
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2024 Detroit Fundraising Dinner

Join us September 20 at the Motor City Casino for our Detroit fundraising dinner.
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2024 Kalamazoo Fundraising Dinner

Thank you to everyone who attended, because of your generosity we raised nearly $40,000.

Past Events

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2023 Fostering Futures Event - Dearborn

Thank you to everyone who attended, because of your generosity we raised more than $107,000.

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2023 Pizza Party on the Capitol Lawn

Thank you to everyone who attended, because of your generosity we raised more than $12,000.

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2023 Fostering Futures Event - Grand Rapids

Thank you to everyone who attended, because of your generosity we raised more than $27,000.