The Fostering Scholars program promotes the educational attainment of current and former foster youth. The program is designed to identify students whose achievements and goals mirror the University’s mission and to allow these exceptional students to fully focus on their goals by providing financial, academic, and personal support towards the completion of an undergraduate degree.
42 graduates as of summer 2018
10 new scholars 2018-19 for a total of 25 scholars currently enrolled
A retention rate of 80% 2006-2018
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.
Scholars alumni are successfully pursuing careers and post-graduate degrees in a wide range of fields including accounting, cancer research, law, nursing, software development and social work.
Every Gift Matters
As part of the Campaign for Seattle University we are focused on building a strong Fostering Scholars endowment fund to designate funds for this program in perpetuity at the university. All matching funds will benefit this endowment fund meaning your gift makes a difference today, and provides for future scholars!