On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are proud to announce the creation of a fund to provide scholarships to current and former foster youth who have been served by our program. CASA scholarships will provide opportunities for continued education through academic excellence. Individual scholarships will range from $250 to $500 per academic year.
Scholarships will be based on a combination of academic achievement and involvement within the community and school. Volunteer work and employment will also be considered.
Scholarships will be funded by private donations made to CASA and will not be used for any other purpose. The awarding of individual scholarships and the amount awarded will be at the sole discretion of the CASA Awards Committee with the approval of the CASA Board of Directors. The number of scholarships and their dollar amounts will depend on the monies available, the number of applicants, and their demonstrated achievement. Graduate School and Credential Program awards are based on the above criteria in addition to the number of units/credits in which the applicant is enrolled. Receipt of a CASA scholarship award may or may not affect other scholarship funding or state and/or federal grant funding.
The CASA scholarship will be open to all youth who are current or former CASA clients and who are at least 18 years old and plan to enroll as a full-time student. Full-time enrollment is considered to be 12 units or more for an undergraduate student. Graduate school students must be considered a full-time student as per the requirements of their school if enrolled with less than 12 units. Students must also be accepted and/or admitted to an accredited school in the United States.
To be eligible the student must have received their High School Diploma or GED. College students must have a cumulative GPA not less than 2.0 as stated on their college transcript.
All students submitting applications must have received advocacy services from CASA of Stanislaus County not more than ten years prior to the current scholarship award period.
With your support we can help our youth, many of whom have no other resources. Please consider assisting us with the means to reach their academic or vocational dreams.
To make a donation specifically for the scholarship fund, please contact our office directly at (209) 548-6320.