About this resource

The purpose of the Promise Scholars Program is to provide ambitious college-bound students from foster care situations access to the promise of a better future through post-secondary education. The Promise Scholars Program is committed to providing the avenue and support services needed for former foster youth to succeed in college and build a brighter future for themselves through higher education.


Both current and former foster youth are eligible for Promise Scholars. Also accepted under the Foster Youth definition is:

  • Guardianship Care/Kinship Care
  • Ward of the Court
  • Emancipated Minor
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  • Independent by Appeal (must be updated yearly)
  • Special cases will be reviewed by the Promise Scholars Program Coordinator

Scholars Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Former foster youth between the ages of 17-23
  • Must be a California resident
  • Qualify for admission to Stan State
  • Complete the Promise Scholars Application (find on website)
  • Complete the FASFA
  • Provide Foster Youth or Unaccompanied Homeless Youth documentation
  • Meet with Promise Scholar Program Lead
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
United States