By investing in their lives, Forward Steps empowers former foster youth so they can reach their full potential as active, independent, self-sufficient members of their communities.

It’s our mission.

Forward Steps helps Colorado youth transition from foster care to success by investing in their development, well-being, and breaking their dependency on social support. As a dedicated resource, we make a strong commitment to collaborate with each and every student, providing an individual focused program that stresses post-secondary education. We do this by offering the Forward Steps Guardian Scholars Scholarship for emancipated foster youth in Colorado. The scholarship is for the unmet financial needs of up to $6,000 per academic year.

To be and or remain eligible our scholars will meet the following expectations:

  • Enroll and remain a student in good standing
  • Enroll and maintain at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Achieve and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA each semester
  • Participate fully in all aspects of the scholarship (meetings, mentoring, events, etc.)
  • Approve of Forward Steps staff monitoring academic performance and college records
  • Apply yearly for the scholarship

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application, and mail it with the required supporting documents by Friday June 27, 2014.