Continued education is costly and to many of these children, college is a dream—not a reality.

 

Angels For Education Scholarship Program

After children emancipate out of the foster care system, they are left to survive on their own. Continued education is costly and to many of these children, college is a dream—not a reality. For this reason, SueCares is creating a scholarship program for children in the foster care system to help make their dreams a reality. 

After meeting a wonderful young man by the name of Hemal, I realized how important a scholarship program is for children in the foster care system. Hemal was a dependent of the court and parental rights were terminated when he was just a young boy. Because he was not assigned immigration counsel, he has never obtained his legal status, only his residence card. Once he emancipated out of the system, Hemal began to work full time to put himself through school. Now at the young age of 24, Hemal is a senior studying political science with a desire to go to law school. However, he still does not have his citizenship and is therefore not eligible for conventional scholarships. Because he has worked full time to put himself through college, his grades suffered—he’s not sure he will even be accepted by a law school. 

Hemal is a smart, respectful and well-respected young man with a desire to succeed. I myself have so much respect for this young man that he is the reason that I have decided to start a scholarship program through SueCares.

We are collaborating with the Orangewood Children’s Foundation  in Santa Ana, CA to bring our scholarship program, Angels for Education, to Sonoma County. Our program model can be viewed here.  

As the scholarship program evolves, we will keep you informed, so please check back often.

 

 

                                                                            

                                                    SueCares and Angels For Education • P. O. Box 302 • Rohnert Park, CA 94931 • (707) 696-1210

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