Funding Educational Opportunity for Foster Youth
“Together with the financial support offered by the Hulston Family Scholarships and the academic and career coaching provided by the professional FC2S staff, Hulston scholars utilize these resources to be successful in college and in becoming contributing wage earners afterwards. The financial help provided by the Hulston Family Scholarship lifts a huge burden off these students’ shoulders, and allows them to focus on their academics and career search.”
Dana Brown, Manager of Scholarship and Student Programs
When foster children age out of the system at the age of 18, they are often met with financial difficulties in terms of academic and career support. As the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization working solely with college bound foster children for over 30 years, Foster Care to Success supports students to becoming self-sufficient adults. By offering scholarships to these students, they are able to pay for school tuition and/or stable housing.
With help from the Hulston Family Foundation in late 2019, four Missouri students participating in Foster Care to Success were rewarded with $5,000 each for the 2020-21 school year.
These students include Gloryonna Christian (Harris Stowe State University), Destiny Cossyleon (University of Central Missouri), Faith Sharp (Missouri State University) and Cheyanna Cick (East Central College).
One of the most effective ways of tracking success at Foster Care to Success is through the GPA of supported students. With an averaged combined GPA of 3.18, the Hulston Family Foundation has made it possible for these Missouri students to be successful in school and in building a future as an adult.