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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. FFS provides scholarships to students who have experienced foster care in Michigan on or after age 13.  Students must also demonstrate financial need to qualify. 


  • Student must have been in Michigan foster care due to abuse/neglect on or after their 13th birthday.
  • Enroll at least half-time at a participating institution.
  • Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.
  • For renewal, student must meet institution's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan.
  • There is no maximum age restriction for the student.


Application Process

An application is required and must be completed annually during the open enrollment period. 

The 2021-22 FFS application is no longer available (closed August 1, 2021).
The 2022-23 FFS application is currently available, and the priority deadline is August 1, 2022

There are two ways to complete the application:
1. Online by creating a MiSSG Student Portal Account at, or 
2. Over the phone by contacting the Customer Care Center at 1-888-447-2687.

Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Eligible students must apply each year by June 30.

The 2021-22 application deadline was August 1, 2021.

The 2022-23 application deadline is August 1, 2022.

Program Limits

FFS is available on a first-come, first-served basis to undergraduate students. The maximum award amount is determined annually by MI Student Aid. Funding amounts vary based on need and any other financial aid the student is receiving. Future awards are subject to available and approved funding.

Participating Institutions

Michigan community college, public university, or degree-granting non-profit independent college.

Award Amount

Awards are restricted to tuition and mandatory fees, books and supplies, and room and board.  Awards pay up to a maximum of $3,000 for Academic Year 2021-22.


Public Act 525 of 2008.