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