Together We Rise Family Fellowship Scholarship

Through the generous introduction by Hope D. Smith with her husband Robert F. Smith, the president and founding board of director of the Fund ll Foundation, Together We Rise has partnered with the Fund ll Foundation to support youth in foster care with financial, educational, and wrap around support.

Their unwavering commitment is to provide higher education scholarships to youth in foster care. Each student chosen recieves up to $90,000 with the goal of not only providing financial support, but continued guidance during & after their tenure.

Annual Amount

They are offerring the following financial support for up to five years:
  • Tuition Support
  • School Supplies
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop/printer
  • Academic Assistance/Tutoring
  • Housing allowance
  • Dorm supplies

No amounts stated

Additional Selection Criteria

All of the following requirement must apply to the applicant and be checked for verification purposes:

  • Have graduated from high school or currently be a high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Have been in foster care while living in the United States.
  • Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
  • U.S. Citizenship.

Application Process

For online application, go to:

All required documents must be sent together. Applications missing any of the required documents will be considered incomplete and will not be eligible for the fellowship. Filling out this application does not guarantee support. Their board members review all applications, and support is given based upon merit and need.

If you have any questions or know of a good candidate for the Family Fellowship Program, please contact them at (714) 784-6760 or


May 5, 2019

For the application or more information go to: