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The Pathways Program was created to support applicants to the Comfort Cases scholarship programs by providing resources, training, and encouragement. The Pathways Program will offer helpful resources, mentorship, inspiring messages, and more! We would also like to create a safe community where you can share your stories.
APPLY FOR 2024 HOPE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: May 31, 2024
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: 
Based on the overwhelming response to the scholarship application, we wanted to create a community where you can learn more about scholarship opportunities, get encouragement, and have access to experts in career development, financial aid, and life skills. Our scholarship program goes beyond financial assistance; it’s a comprehensive support system. In addition to monetary aid, recipients receive monthly Hope Boxes filled with comfort items and essentials for life after transitioning out of the foster care system. They also benefit from mentorship and access to valuable educational resources, empowering them to navigate the challenges of adulthood with confidence and support.

As a participant in the Pathways program, you can choose to take action in one or all these components.  It’s totally flexible – and completely up to you!

1. VIDEO RESOURCES

Discover a wealth of knowledge and insights in our highlighted videos, where we bring you experts in various fields to discuss key topics that matter most to you. These videos cover a wide range of subjects, including Career Counseling, Financial Aid, Resume Writing, and many more. Plus, we’re always eager to expand our repertoire based on the interests and needs of our participants.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Expert Insights: These videos will feature industry experts and professionals who share their valuable insights and tips on the chosen topics. These experts bring a wealth of experience to help you navigate important aspects of your life.
  • Variety of Topics: We understand that everyone’s journey is unique, which is why we cover a diverse array of subjects. From career development to financial planning, our topics cater to a wide audience with varying interests and goals.
  • Flexibility: We value your time and convenience. All of these videos can be watched at your leisure.

Click HERE to access our ever-growing library of videos!

2. MENTORSHIPS

We believe in the power of one-on-one mentorship to help students reach their full potential. Our Mentorship Program is designed to connect you with experienced mentors who can provide personalized guidance and support on your academic and career journey. Upon request, each student has the opportunity to be matched with a one-on-one mentor.

 

3. INFORMATION & CONTACTS

We’re here to provide you with valuable resources and support to help you navigate your journey towards independence and success.

  • Supportive Organizations: We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of organizations that are dedicated to assisting individuals like you. These organizations offer a wide range of support services, from mentorship and counseling to financial scholarships. Their mission is to empower and uplift young adults who have experienced the foster care system.
  • Financial Scholarships: We understand that pursuing higher education or vocational training can be financially challenging. That’s why we’ve curated information on scholarships specifically tailored for individuals with a foster care background. These scholarships can help you achieve your educational goals and build a brighter future.
  • Support at Your Fingertips: Whether you’re still in the Foster Care system or have already transitioned out, you deserve support and opportunities. We’re here to connect you with the organizations and scholarships that can make a meaningful difference in your life.

Remember, you’re not alone on this path. Explore the resources we’ve compiled, and take the first step toward a brighter future. Your dreams and aspirations are within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve them.

 

4. COMMUNITY

Navigating secondary education as a young person with a background in foster care comes with its unique set of challenges and triumphs. We understand the importance of community and mutual support on this journey. That’s why we invite you to become a part of our Pathways community—a place where you can connect, share, and grow with peers who have walked a similar path.

 

CLICK HERE TO NAVIGATE OUR RESOURCES

 

CONTACT THE TEAM

We want to hear from you! What would be the most valuable thing to learn about? Additional topics under consideration for deep dives with experts include different housing options, time management, low-income tax credit for housing, food insecurity, financial budgeting, job interviewing skills, conflict management, and how to identify other resources in each of your communities.

For more information about the program, please contact scholarships@comfortcases.org

(301) 605-7813