Fostering Success Program

The Fostering Success program is a recent initiative designed to:

  • increase the number of Northern Arizona University graduates who have aged out of foster care
  • build a community of scholars among foster alumni at Northern Arizona University
  • provide a transitional pathway to adulthood through the experience of the program


We incorporate multiple resources to provide maximum benefit for our students, including:

  • personal transition coaches
  • orientation specific to your needs
  • a community of foster alumni
  • ongoing receptions exclusive for foster alumni to connect and learn about local and campus resources
  • Jacks Debit Express funds (amount TBD)
  • eligibility for the Student Support Services participation grant (up to $500/semester)
  • assistance in securing housing during winter break

Program eligibility

New or current students must fit the requirements below to be eligible for the program. You must:

  • participate in Student Support Services program
  • have been in foster care any time since you turned 13
  • live on campus and have a meal plan if a freshman
  • attend eight of the 10 monthly receptions

Funding opportunity

The Arizona Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care.  You may be eligible to receive up to $5000 a year for qualified-school related expenses. 

Find out more about the ETV Program.

 Resources for students who were in foster care