The odds are stacked against youth who grow up in foster care.
Only 51% graduate from high school.
Less than 11% go on to college.
Our supportive community is the key to provide youth with a pathway to success.
For years, Realities for Children Boulder County has provided Triumph Scholarships to youth who have overcome significant adversity. Youth benefit from the opportunity to attend local universities and vocational schools. For the majority of these students, they are the first in their family to attend college.
In 2014, the organization expanded its scholarship program to include four-year degree scholarships in collaboration with the CU Guardian Scholars Program and corporate sponsors. Along with the academic scholarship, former foster care youth receive wrap around services to bolster their ability to graduate and launch successful careers.
RFCBC awards scholarships at its annual Hero Awards celebration. Organizations and individuals are invited to sponsor scholarships which include naming rights, pending the financial contribution level. If you are interested in helping, contact our Programs Director Wendy to learn more!
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ARE NOW OPEN!
All students must be nominated in order to be able to submit an application. Nominators, email Wendy if you have any questions!
CU BE BRIGHT AWARD
This award is for the amount of $20,000.00 ($5,000.00 per academic year, $2,500.00 per semester), beginning Fall Semester 2021 to be paid over the course of 4 academic years directly to the University of Colorado Boulder. Nominees must have a high school GPA of 2.9 or higher or a 2.5 college GPA, must have completed the CU Admissions Process and received a minimum ACT score of 22 or a minimum SAT score of 1100. Apply Here. The deadline is Friday, December 18th, 2020.
TRIUMPH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Triumph Scholarship Award is for the amount of $2,000.00 (up to $1,000.00 per semester), beginning Fall Semester 2021 to be paid over the course of 1 academic year directly to the Trade School, Community College or University of your choice. Nominees must have a 2.9 or higher GPA or 2.5 college GPA, have completed the Admissions Process and received an acceptance letter to attend. Apply Here. The deadline is Friday, December 18th, 2020.
The Perseverance Scholarship Award is for the amount of $3,000.00 (up to $1,500.00 per semester), beginning Fall Semester 2021 to be paid over the course of 1 academic year directly to any accredited education institution or program of your choice including; Trade Schools, Community Colleges or a University. Applicants MUST be previous Triumph Award winners who manifest perseverance through continued success and resiliency throughout your higher education journey. Nominees must also be currently enrolled in a school or vocational program, and have a 2.5 or higher GPA. Apply Here. The deadline is Friday, December 18th, 2020.
Bright Futures Awards
The Bright Future Award is for Boulder County High School Students who are currently in 9th, 10th or 11th grade. This award recognizes youth for their resilience and determination by pursuing a bright and promising future through education despite difficult circumstances. Winners of the Bright Future Award will be recognized at our Annual Hero Awards Luncheon and will receive a refurbished laptop or tablet. Apply Here. The deadline is Friday, December 18th.