"Less than 50% of foster youth graduate from high school and only 3% graduate from college."
- Alliance for Children's Rights
Joan was a long time, generous FOFC supporter, hosting most of our scholarship meetings, and dedicated to the students she sponsored. To quote her students:
The Scholarship Program awards college and vocational scholarships to promising foster children or emancipated foster children in Los Angeles County. Once a student is awarded a scholarship, they are assigned a committee member as a mentor. The mentor serves as a liaison to the committee and is an adviser to the student for the duration of their education. They are are an important part of the program and are what makes the FOFC Scholarship program unique. The committee works hard to create and mantain one-on-one relationships with the students to offer moral supprt and encouragement. This personal touch is often what is needed to help the student succeed.
Since May 2003, FOFC has helped over 50 students graduate from great schools including:
First year awards are $500.00 for community colleges and vocational schools and $1,000.00 for four year colleges and universities. The scholarship is renewable. You can help by donating to FOFC and/or becoming a member today.
Students are eligible to apply for a Friend of Foster Children Scholarship if they:
If you have any questions, please call (626) 445-4542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org