Blavin Scholars

About: The Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS) provides eligible youth who have experienced foster care with scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment. 


  • Student must have been in foster care after their 13th birthday
  • There is no upper age limit. Student can receive funding at any age.
  • Student must be an undergraduate, attending a Michigan public or private 4-year college/university or a community college
  • Funding can be used only for the following: tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment
  • Funding can be used along with ETV

Click the links below for more information about FFS.

FFS Factsheet

FFS Application

Important Information:

  • The 2015-2016 Application is available for download at or can be requested by calling Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) toll free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687)
  • Students are only required to submit one application per academic year (and indicate each semester/term they plan to enroll and want to be considered for the scholarship)
  • The application deadline for 2015-2016 is July 6, 2015
  • The student is responsible for notifying SSG of a change of address or college choice
  • The FFS is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding amounts vary based on need and any other financial aid the student is receiving.
  • The maximum award amount for 2015-2016 is $3,000
  • All future awards are subject to approved and available funding. For more information, visit

Students need to complete the application and send it to the Student Scholarships and Grant office, listed at the bottom of the application and can be found here:

Student Scholarships and Grants

P.O. Box 30462

Lansing, MI 48909

Fax: (517) 241-5835

Phone: 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687)

Jennifer Maurer

Phone: (517) 373-6051