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One Simple Wish Scholarship Fund

One Simple Wish Scholarship Fund

One Simple Wish is proud to have supported over 85 individuals through our scholarship program since 2021. The 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.

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. 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 incredible scholarship recipients below and donate to help us continue this for the 2023/2024 school year.



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Featured 2022 Awardees

Rachel Kelalu

MSU Denver

Elisia Chavez

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Megan McChesney

Laney College

Misty Todisco

De Anza College

Kristen Thomas

Regent University

Mame Thiam

New Mexico State University

All 2022 Awardees

Lethicia Agon

California State University East Bay

Betty Bajika

West Texas A&M

Mayda Berrios

Delaware State University

Kevelyn Duarte Chacon

San Jose State University

Elisia Chavez

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Katherine Daniels

Fordham University

Matur Dhal

California Polytechnic State University

Ugochukwu Eze

Arizona State University

Julia Garcia

University of Denver

Eva Goldsberry

University of California, Santa Barbara

Flor Gomez

San Jose City College

Tyra Greene

NC Central University

Tenaja Harris

Lehman College

Luz Hernandez

University of California Berkeley

Yvette Hernandez

University of California Riverside

Rachel Kelalu

MSU Denver

Kevon Lee

California Baptist University

Merhawi Legese

Mission College

Victiashea Matthews

University of San Diego

Rebecca Mattson

Butler University

Megan McChesney

Laney College

Julisa Merwin

San Bernadino Valley College

Junely Merwin

California State University Fullerton

Che Molzhon

Arizona State University

Emily Murray

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Michelle Ortiz

Rowan University of Education

Rebecca Paez

Fresno State University

Erial Pierr

San Francisco State University

Aurora Quiroz

Central Washington University

Rico Racca

Arizona State University

Cache Raine-Jones

California State University of Los Angeles

Kay Riley

The Ohio State University

Perla Sarahi Lozano Rocha

University of California Los Angeles

Cheyenne Rogers

University of Connecticut, School of Law

Iris Tan Sanchez

Cañada College

Manpreet Singh

University of California Berkeley

Mame Thiam

New Mexico State University

Kristen Thomas

Regent University

Misty Todisco

De Anza College

Chris Villegas

Paul Mitchell the School Temecula

Ronnie Wilson

California State University Long Beach

Ryan Young

Arizona State University

Gracie Zhang

The University of Colorado Denver

Application Process

Review Process and Timing

Our 2022 process is currently closed. Applications were accepted Wednesday, March 23rd through Monday, April 18th. No applications will be accepted after April 18th. 

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.


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.