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
, 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.)
First and Last Name
Address Line 1
Provide house # and/or apartment # and street name
Address Line 2
Additional Address line if needed
City, State and Zip Code
Date of Birth
Cell/Primary Phone #
County your case originated in?
Other (Please Specify What County:)____________________________________
Name of Social Worker
Please provide full name of your current Social Worker
What school year are you applying for?
(Example: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate School. 1st year trade school, 2nd year, etc)
What School, Branch of Military or Vocational Classes do you plan to attend?
Are you planning to attend full-time, or part-time?
Have you received other scholarships? If so, how much?
Yes - $_________________
Are there any fees or expenses not covered? If so, how much?
Please provide as much detail as possible.
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.)
Continuing my education is important to me because....
What community service, volunteer experience or faith related activities have you been involved with?
Please describe your experience, if any.
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.
Goals and plans for the future.
Barriers or obstacles you have overcome.
Experience in foster care.
Describe your favorite academic subject and how it has influenced you.
Community outreach and what it means to you.
Using the space below, write an essay on your chosen topic. (Space below has unlimited characters/space.)
How did you hear about our scholarships?
Website or Social Media
Previous Recipient (Please let us know who referred you:)_________________________________
Other (Please share how you learned 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.)
I agree to the use of my name and/or photograph being used in news releases and publicity material
I do not agree to the use of my name and/or photograph being used in news releases and publicity material
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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