Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) — ASU, NAU, GCU Scholarship opportunities and more!

| March 22, 2022

Hello!
 
AFFCF is pleased to bring you the latest information about the resources you need to help you and your student get ready for post-secondary studies.
 
In case you are new to this e-mail list, please note the enrollment / housing deposit information and college enrollment checklists at the bottom of this e-mail!
 
 

COLLEGE READINESS OPPORTUNITY!

First Star Program – do you know a current 8th – 11th grader in foster care (DCS or tribal) who is interested in learning about college and connecting with other students?
 
If so, the First Star program is for them! It offers monthly workshops and a two-week summer program at ASU! DEADLINE ALERT! Application deadline – 4/1/22

 

ASU SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

Armstrong Family Foundation Scholarship – specifically for admitted or current ASU students with foster care backgrounds. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) required. DEADLINE ALERT! Application deadline – 3/27/22

ARMSTRONG SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

ASU BARRETT HONORS COLLEGE

Barrett Honors College – for students who will be first-time freshmen at ASU, the final deadline to apply to the Barrett Honors College is approaching. DEADLINE ALERT!Application deadline – 4/3/22

BARRETT HONORS APPLICATION

 

NAU SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

First Scholars Scholarship – specifically for first generation NAU students who will be first-time admitted freshmen or who will be juniors at NAU. DEADLINE ALERT!
Must complete FAFSA by 4/1/22. Application deadline – 4/15/22

FIRST SCHOLARS APPLICATION

 

Blavin Scholars Scholarship – specifically for NAU students with foster care backgrounds. Application deadline – 5/15/22

BLAVIN SCHOLARS APPLICATION

 

 

GCU SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

Fostering Futures Scholarship – specifically for students planning on attending GCU who were wards of the State of Arizona (in DCS care) at age 17 and who will continue to participate in DCS Extended Foster Care or the Transition to Independent Living Program (TILP) between the ages of 18-21.
 
Students must live on campus at GCU to be eligible for the scholarship, which includes year-round on campus housing.
 
This scholarship is not available to students who were in tribal foster care, who were in foster care in other states, who were in foster care through the Catholic Charities’ Unaccompanied Minor Program, or who are DACA recipients or undocumented.
 
Interested students should contact fosteringfutures@gcu.edu for more information.

 

 

MORE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship – Scholarships are available for two-year and four-year colleges and universities, as well as technical and vocational schools.
 
Students complete one application and are matched to all of the scholarships that they are eligible for (including scholarships for students with foster care backgrounds)!
 
DEADLINE ALERT! Each award has its own deadline, with some closing as early as March and some as late as May, so it is best to apply soon!
 
The Arizona Community Foundation is also offering workshops over Zoom to learn more about the scholarship application process. Sign up link below.
 
 
ENROLLMENT AND HOUSING DEPOSITS
In the majority of cases, students who will be receiving the Pell grant can defer their enrollment and housing deposits to be paid for from financial aid. See details below and additional information is found on the enrollment checklists (below).
 
ASU:
Enrollment fee can be deferred to be paid from financial aid
Housing fee can be deferred to be paid from financial aid
 
NAU:
Enrollment fee can be deferred to be paid from financial aid
 
Housing application fee ($100) cannot be deferred, students who are applying for on campus housing must pay this fee. If a student cannot afford this fee, student can apply for assistance at www.affcf.org
 
Rent confirmation fee can be deferred to be paid from financial aid if student is found to be eligible.
 
UA:
Enrollment fee can be deferred to be paid from financial aid
Housing fee can be deferred to be paid from financial aid
 
Yavapai College:
Housing fee cannot be deferred to be paid from financial aid. If a student cannot afford this fee, student can apply for assistance at www.affcf.org
 
Should you encounter difficulties, reach out to the below staff:
 

 

ENROLLMENT CHECKLISTS!

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!
 
AFFCF has created enrollment checklists for both university and community college students!
 
Enrollment checklists are found by clicking the images below and are also found in the AFFCF Post-Secondary Education Resource Guide at www.affcf.org/resources

 

AFFCF POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION RESOURCE GUIDE

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) has a digital Post-Secondary Education Resource Guide!
 
It contains information about college readiness, financial resources for paying for college, on-campus support organizations, enrollment checklists, and more!
 
All of the links and e-mail addresses in the guide are clickable.
 
Click the below image to download the guide from AFFCF’s website!
 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Erika Klotz
Post-Secondary Program Coordinator
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
(602) 775-5786

 

 

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