Fostering Success Program

The Fostering Success program is a program designed to:

  • increase the number of Northern Arizona University graduates who have aged out of foster care, considered homeless and students in legal guardianship
  • build a community of scholars among participants at Northern Arizona University
  • provide a transitional pathway to adulthood through the experience of the program


We incorporate multiple resources to provide maximum benefit for our students, including:

  • peer mentors
  • orientation specific to your needs
  • a community of foster alumni
  • access to academic and social resources
  • Jacks Debit Express funds (amount TBD)
  • eligibility for the Student Support Services participation grant (up to $500/semester)
  • assistance in securing housing during winter break

Program eligibility

New or current students must fit the requirements below to be eligible for the program. You must:

  • participate in Student Support Services program
  • have been in foster care any time since you turned 13
  • considered homeless
  • legal guardianship
  • live on campus

How to apply

We are now accepting Fostering Success Program applications for the 2015-16 academic year. SSS and Fostering Success programs share the same application.

Funding opportunity

The Arizona Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care. You may be eligible to receive up to $5000 a year for qualified-school related expenses. 

Find out more about the ETV Program.

Resources for students who were in foster care

Homeless youth