education is costly and to many of these children, college is a
dream—not a reality.
Angels For Education
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
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
the scholarship program evolves, we will keep you informed, so
please check back often.