After Steven Foster’s death in 2003, the Steven Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in response to the many people wanting to support Steven's work and legacy. The Scholarship fund has remained healthy since then, thanks to a committed community of donors. In the last few years, requests for scholarships have increased tremendously and even more so because of the pandemic and struggling economy. This crisis has also evoked a renewed commitment to show up for what has meaning in all our lives. All of this has translated to a dramatic increase in interest in our work. During this time of increasing need, we are asking for your help and participation.
Before applying for a scholarship, we ask you to consider these other possibilities:
The first is to reach out to your community for support through one of the many crowdfunding sites, like gofundme or indiegogo. You might also reach out directly to family, friends and organizations that may support you. A family member or loved one can also make a donation to the Scholarship Fund. This way, in addition to supporting you and the School, they will receive the benefit of a tax deduction. We know it can be hard to ask those in your community for help, we too face this every time we send out a fundraising letter, but remember that doing this work greatly serves the whole community.
Your friends and family can donate here under the Sponsor a Specific Student Scholarship Fund.
If your financial situation allows you to pay the tuition on your own, if you had more time, we will do all we can to work out a payment plan that works for you. You can access the payment plan form below.
If you are still in need of a scholarship please fill out the scholarship application form. We simply ask you to provide your contact information and the name and date of the program you want to attend, and then let us know more about your situation and why you are drawn to the program. Please submit your request as early as possible and allow a week or at most two for us to respond.
You can expect a scholarship offer of approximately thirty percent of whatever the base tuition is for the program you will be attending. A common scholarship offer for a program where the sliding scale begins at $850 or $900 would be $300. If the Scholarship we offer is not enough to make it possible for you to attend, let us know, and if you need less, let us know this as well. We welcome your participation and will do all we can to make sure you can come.
Lastly, we want to share "Our Way with Money" with you, which tells how we see and work with our complex relationship with money.