"Less than 50% of foster youth graduate from high school and only 3% graduate from college."

- Alliance for Children's Rights

Donate in honor of FOFC member Joan Renken

Joan was a long time, generous FOFC ​supporter, hosting most of our scholarship meetings, and dedicated to the students she sponsored. To quote her students:

The Scholarship Program awards college and vocational scholarships to promising foster children or emancipated foster children in Los Angeles County. Once a student is awarded a scholarship, they are assigned a committee member as a mentor. The mentor serves as a liaison to the committee and is an adviser to the student for the duration of their education. They are are an important part of the program and are what makes the FOFC Scholarship program unique. The committee works hard to create and mantain one-on-one relationships with the students to offer moral supprt and encouragement. This personal touch is often what is needed to help the student succeed.

Since May 2003, FOFC has helped over 50 students graduate from great schools including:

  • California State Polytechnic School (CalPoly) - Pomona
  • California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of California - Fullerton
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Southern California (USC)

First year awards are $500.00 for community colleges and vocational schools and $1,000.00 for four year colleges and universities. The scholarship is renewable. You can help by donating to FOFC and/or becoming a member today.

Students are eligible to apply for a Friend of Foster Children Scholarship if they:

  1. Can verify their status as a foster child/court dependent from Los Angeles County, California.
  2. Are or will be a high school graduate or equivalent. Students currently enrolled in College are eligible.
  3. Have a definite and verifiable educational plan for a vocational program community college, college or university.
  4. Can document financial need.

If you have any questions, please call (626) 445-4542 or email scholarships@fofcsgv.org