The Burton Scholars Backpack to Success Program was established in 2007 and encourages former foster youth to pursue their educational goals. The program awards grants and scholarships to current and former foster youth who attend participating colleges and universities. The scholarship is available to students who are first-time Chafee Grant recipients. For more information about Burton Scholars, please email Andrea Thayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (415) 348-0011.
The John Burton Foundation also has a new program that provides money for books to foster youth. For more information contact the Foundation at (415) 348-0011 or talk directly to your Guardian Scholars/Foster Youth program at your college or university.