Scholarship Application

Project Fairness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of current and former foster youth, and we are offering scholarships in the fall of 2020 to help current and former foster youth pursue educational goals. 

Project Fairness’s educational scholarships will be awarded to select applicants in amounts of up to $5,000, and are designed to support a wide range of educational goals, including vocational studies, GED courses, test preparation, and books or living expenses for full-time university students.

Project Fairness recognizes the diversity of the challenges confronting foster youth, and we believe that, if given the opportunity, foster youth will utilize their talents to realize their ambitions. For these reasons, this scholarship is designed to meet applicants where they are, and empower them to pursue their educational goals. Therefore, instead of requiring our applicants to demonstrate a history of academic success, our selection process focuses on finding and awarding applicants who exhibit qualities such as resilience, depth of character and commitment to helping others.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have been in foster care for at least 2 calendar years, and must show that they are eligible to participate in the program for which the application is being submitted. In addition, all applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from an adult who can attest to the strength of the applicant’s character. All materials required for the application are listed on the application form in Part 6, Supporting Materials. 

We consider supporting each applicant and their proposed educational program on a case by case basis, and Project Fairness does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, marital status, military status or on any other protected basis. 

We offer preferential treatment to scholarship applicants who will also participate in Project Fairness’s mentorship program, which applicants may indicate in response to the last question of Part 3, Personal Interest and Background.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline for applications this year has been extended until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, June 14, 2020. If you are having difficulty accessing a computer, academic transcript, or other needed materials, please reach out and we will be happy to work with you to find a solution. To apply, fill out the application form and submit online or send it to our President, So-Yeon Janet Lee at lee@projectfairness.org. The form is available here:

If you have any questions about the Project Fairness scholarship or any of our programs, please email info@projectfairness.org.