2020 Joan Gendreau & Brendan Acosta Scholarship Application
Our vision is to foster the intellectual growth of our children so they may come to achieve a self-sustaining, moral and ethical future. Through this program, the collective goal is to aid in the development of individuals whose contribution will help shape and leave a lasting impact on the community in which they reside.

Scholarships are for Court Dependent students (open or closed cases) graduating from high school or GED equivalent, who are applying to or attending at least one of the following: Vocational/Trade School, Community College, 4 year College and/or applying to the Military. Former scholarship recipients continuing their education will also remain eligible if a 2.5 GPA requirement is met.

Scholarship deadline is May 1, 2020. Applications are reviewed and awarded in June. Awards range from basic assistance for school materials to partial or full tuition coverage. The number of scholarship awards and amounts awarded will be based on available funding within the program. If selected to receive an award, the amount will be no less than $300 and has the potential to fund an individuals entire amount of tuition the 2020-2021 academic year.

If you need additional information about our Scholarship programs, please contact Fostering the Future via email fosteringthefuture.net@gmail.com, or call 805-469-8783.

*(Application does not allow for saving work before completion. Must answer all questions beginning to end before submitting. May view .pdf version to prepare answers in advance.)
Email address *
Name *
First and Last Name
Your answer
Address Line 1 *
Provide house # and/or apartment # and street name
Your answer
Address Line 2
Additional Address line if needed
Your answer
City, State and Zip Code *
Your answer
Date of Birth *
Cell/Primary Phone # *
Your answer
County your case originated in? *
Name of Social Worker *
Please provide full name of your current Social Worker
Your answer
What school year are you applying for? *
(Example: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate School. 1st year trade school, 2nd year, etc)
Your answer
What School, Branch of Military or Vocational Classes do you plan to attend? *
Your answer
Are you planning to attend full-time, or part-time? *
Have you received other scholarships? If so, how much? *
Are there any fees or expenses not covered? If so, how much?
Please provide as much detail as possible.
Your answer
Share a little about yourself. *
Please provide a brief response in paragraph form. (Ideas for sharing are: Any special talents you may have; hobbies; special interests; etc.)
Your answer
Continuing my education is important to me because.... *
Your answer
What community service, volunteer experience or faith related activities have you been involved with?
Please describe your experience, if any.
Your answer
Choose a topic below that you feel comfortable writing about: *
After choosing one topic below, you will write about your chosen topic in the next question.
Personal Essay *
Using the space below, write an essay on your chosen topic. (Space below has unlimited characters/space.)
Your answer
How did you hear about our scholarships?
If I am selected as a recipient of a scholarship administered by the Children’s Services Auxiliary Foundation, I agree to allow my name and/or photograph to be utilized in news releases and publicity materials of the Children’s Services Auxiliary Foundation. (If applicant is a minor under age 18, parent/guardian must also sign a consent for publicity.) *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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