Children raised in the foster care system often struggle through unique challenges that for the most part, fall on deaf ears.
It’s projected that 30% of foster children have severe emotional, behavioral, or developmental problems as a result of the trauma they’ve been subjected to. Physical health problems are also common within the space. It’s not hard to see why many children in the foster care system feel neglected, unwanted, or unimportant.
To help students who have been impacted by an experience in the foster care system, the Ashley M. Lopez Foster Care Scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior or undergraduate student who is or was part of the foster care system.
To apply, please write a bit about yourself and what you plan to accomplish with your education.
Please write a bit about yourself. What do you plan to accomplish with your education? How has your experience with being a foster child molded this dream?
The application deadline is Dec 14, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jan 14, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jan 14, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.