Now accepting scholarship applications! Learn more here!

One Simple Wish Scholarship Fund

We did it!

Thanks to your amazing support we secured a $50,000 matching gift from the SSASSY FOUNDATION. This brings us super close to our overall scholarship goal of $150,000! Check it out below.

If you wish to send a donation via check, stock or additional ways, please contact us at [email protected].

About the One Simple Wish Scholarship Fund

Recent research shows that less than 3% of individuals impacted by foster care achieve a college degree and we want to do our part to change that. One Simple Wish’s scholarship fund is intended to provide a life-changing resource for individuals who are on their journey to higher education, at any stage of life. We are committed to ensuring that financial hardships and traumatic life experiences do not stand in the way of someone making their educational goals a reality.

Please get to know all of our past scholarship recipients below and donate to help us continue this for the 2023/2024 school year.

Featured 2022 Awardees

Rico Racca

Arizona State University

Aurora Quiroz

Central Washington University

Manpreet Singh

University of California Berkeley

Flor Gomez

San Jose City College

Che Molzhon

Arizona State University

Kristen Thomas

Regent University

Application Process

Review Process and Timing

Our 2023 process will open on March 22, 2023 and will remain open through April 19, 2023. No applications will be accepted after April 19, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Individual must be 17 years of age and aged out of foster care, be aging out of foster care, or had a disrupted adoption. There is no maximum age limit.
  2. Individual must hold a 2.5 cumulative high school or college GPA (whichever was most recent).
  3. Individual must meet eligibility to receive federal and state financial aid and has already applied via FAFSA.
  4. Individual must already be accepted to a community college, university or accredited vocational school for the upcoming academic year.
  5. Individual must provide a reference to confirm their time in care, and a reference to recommend them for the scholarship. These can be the same or different people.

Recipients must meet all of the above eligibility requirements to be considered.

Apply for a Scholarship

For any other questions, please email [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Statement: It is the policy and practice of One Simple Wish to treat all candidates for scholarships with dignity and respect, and to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to color, race, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, martial status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, military status, or any other category protected by law.