Treasury: Less Than a Month Left to Apply for a Fostering Futures Scholarship

June 2, 2021

Young adults who have experienced foster care on or after their 13th birthday have less than a month to apply for a scholarship from the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

The Fostering Futures Scholarship application period for academic year 2021-22 will stay open until June 30, 2021. Eligible students enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university may now apply to receive scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies.

"Please don't wait if you are eligible for a Fostering Futures Scholarship," said Robin Lott, director of the Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning. "These scholarships can make a difference in the lives of our foster care youth who aspire to attend college. Every dollar helps create opportunities."

Since 2012, fundraising efforts have totaled more than $1.3 million. This money has been raised through individual donations, group donations, sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions and many volunteer-based fundraising events.

Most of the funds raised have been awarded as scholarships, with a small portion being designated to an education endowment that supplies investment income for scholarships.

To learn more about the Fostering Futures Scholarship, go to www.fosteringfutures-mi.com.

Fostering Future Scholarship applicants with questions should contact the state Treasury Department's Student Scholarships, Grants and Outreach area at mistudentaid@michigan.gov or call toll-free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687).

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Press Contacts: Danelle Gittus or Ron Leix, Treasury Public Information Officers, at 517-335-2167