For the Spring 2023 semester, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is pleased to fund a total of 74 scholars, with nine new scholars and 64 renewal scholars. The new semester opens the door to better futures for these bright, young people. These scholars are attending universities and community colleges across Arizona and the nation.

Here’s what a few of our scholars would like to our friends to know:

Annabel, Northern Arizona University

“As a little 13-year-old girl in foster care, I never thought I would have the opportunity to attend college. Little by little, people and programs in my life went to many lengths to make sure that not only I start college but finish with my bachelor’s degree. Although I had finally gotten into my dream college, there were many times where my close family had doubted my ability to finish.

If it weren’t for donors like you, who believed in a program like AFFCF, I’m not sure I would be where I am today. Because of you, I am able to finish up my student teaching and help other foster students in their education. So thank you for believing in a bigger cause and giving me the opportunity to finish out my last semester strong!”

Anna, Mesa Community College:

“I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected
as the recipient of your scholarship. Not only will the financial assistance
be a great help in paying my educational expenses, but it will also allow
me to concentrate more of my time on studying. Thank you for your generosity and support!”

Sierra, Arizona State University:

“As a first-generation college student this scholarship opens many doors
that I didn’t believe were available for me. With the assistance of AFFCF,
I will be able to pursue my future goals and aspirations, no matter how
large. Thank you!”

Jazmin, Pima Community College:

“Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.
This means so much…I know I’m going to achieve great things!”

Removing Obstacles

According to the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, less than three percent of young people who have aged out of foster care will earn a bachelor’s degree. Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation’s post-secondary scholarship program seeks to remove the obstacles and make higher education more accessible to youth who have experienced foster care in Arizona.

By supporting the AFFCF scholarship program, you are giving young adults who have overcome unimaginable odds the means to chase their educational dreams. You also help create a supportive community among college scholars who share similar experiences through foster care.

When you donate to AFFCF, you benefit with a dollar-for-dollar credit on your Arizona state taxes. Give by the 2022 tax filing deadline and still count it toward your 2022 taxes. Be sure to consult your tax professional for more details.

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