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2019 Application Now Available!

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

There are two scholarships programs available through Children’s Services Auxiliary; fill out and submit one application and you will be considered for both. Applicants are reviewed by a screening committee to determine who and how much each individual will receive. Preferred method for applying is via the online application below. Use the PDF as a guide to pre-fill areas prior to logging in as you will not be able to save and go back in later to finish. If necessary you may download and print .pdf version of application and email to

Click here for .pdf version: 2019 Scholarship Application .pdf Format

If you decide to fill out the online application below, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to complete, as you will not be able to save and go back in later to finish. 

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.