Fostering Scholars

The Fostering Scholars Scholarship Program provides financial aid, academic coaching, a supportive community, and a transformative college experience to students who have experienced the foster care system. For over 15 years, Fostering Scholars has awarded nearly 90 full scholarships to cover undergraduate tuition, books and fees, year-round housing and a range of academic and personal supports to promote the educational attainment of these exceptional students.

Program Outcomes

  • 55 graduates
  • 18-24 scholars enrolled annually
  • A retention rate of 83% 2006-2019
  • Fostering Scholars' comprehensive program of support makes it a national model and one of the only programs of its kind at a private, independent university.
  • Scholar alumni are successfully pursuing careers and post-graduate degrees in a wide range of fields including accounting, cancer research, law, nursing, education, software development and social work.

Alumni Sponsors Fostering Scholars Challenge

Scholar alumnus Ray Powers, class of 2013, has generously sponsored our Fostering Scholars Program matching challenge gift this year. Since graduation Ray has worked in software engineering, and currently works for Apple. We are especially grateful and hope his involvement may inspire others to join us in supporting our scholars!

Fostering Scholars Challenge
If Fostering Scholars reaches 50 gifts it will unlock $5,000.
50 / 50 Gifts
President's Club Our Moment for Mission Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of a group of President's Club donors, if 500 alumni make a gift to any fund during Seattle U Gives it will unlock $15,200 to the Seattle University Fund.
500 / 500 Gifts
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