Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.
The mission of the Promise Scholars Program is to provide ambitious college-bound students from foster care situations access to the promise of a better future through post-secondary education. The Promise Scholars Program is committed to providing the avenue and support services needed for former foster youth to succeed in college and build a brighter future for themselves through higher education.
The Promise Scholars Program was officially launched in the fall of 2006 to address the overwhelming need to provide individualized attention, access, and supportive resources to assist emancipated and current foster in achieving academic success in higher education. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive program based on the philosophy that education creates choices and opportunities for former foster youth. Our goal is to help every enrolled Promise Scholar graduate college and become well-informed citizens who are empowered to compete in a global society. The Promise Scholars Program is a component of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and has partnered with various on campus services to provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of foster youth in higher education. CSU Stanislaus is a proud partner in the Northern California University Foster Youth Consortium, which is dedicated to recruitment and to providing access to housing, financial aid, and academic guidance and support for eligible foster youth.