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Brendan Acosta Scholarship

Many children within the Foster care community strive for, desire, and have the aptitude for furthering their education, but may lack the financial ability to pursue their desired path. Fostering the Future recognizes this need and awards scholarships to those seeking to continue their education. The scholarship program is in its inaugural year and is funded by private parties and local businesses.


Joan Gendreau Scholarship

In 2013 Children’s Services Auxiliary celebrated its 30th year anniversary. The Children’s Services Auxiliary board members wanted to recognize founding member, Joan Gendreau, for her continuous support of Foster children by creating a scholarship program in her name. Joan’s passion, integrity and compassion for making a difference in a child’s life is what sets her apart.


Scholarships are for Court Dependent graduating students from high school or GED equivalent, who are applying to or attending at least one of the following: Vocational/Trade School, Community College, 4 year College and/or applying to the Military. Former scholarship recipients continuing their education will also remain eligible if a 2.5 GPA requirement is met.

Scholarship awards range from basic assistance for school materials to partial or full tuition coverage.  The number of scholarship awards and amounts awarded will be based on available funding within the program. The minimum award amount will be $300 for 2017.

If you need additional information about our Scholarship programs, please contact Leeann Mesa via email or call 805-751-8697.