Coalition for At-Risk-Restoring Youth


  

CARRY You to College Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Statistics show that less than 4% of foster youth graduate from college. Two-thirds never attend college. Among the at-risk Latino population, 73% aspired to post-secondary education but only 55% aspired to a B.A. (see the Pew Hispanic Study by Dr. Watson Scott Swail, page 4). The aspirations of Latino students were the lowest of any ethnic group. In partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services, this program awards scholarships of $1,000 to foster youth attending community college and four-year institutions. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on G.P.A of 3.5 or higher, two letters of recommendation from educators or mentors in the child’s life, and a personal essay.