Foster children in Arizona can get paid-for college at a local university thanks to a first-of-its-kind scholarship.
A partnership between the Arizona Department of Child Safety and Grand Canyon University is making it all possible.
“The Fostering Futures Scholarships college pathway program covers 100% of the costs for tuition, fees, and year-round room and board,” DCS said in a press release Thursday.
It’s a move aimed at helping more foster children further their education. DCS says fewer than 10% of youth in foster care graduate with a four-year degree.