New for the 2021 academic year, One Simple Wish and our incredible wish granters have created a scholarship fund to support individuals impacted by foster care. 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.
Thank you for paving the way for individuals impacted by foster care. I am going to represent this scholarship with pride and promise to continue advocating for vulnerable populations, fighting for social justice and promoting child welfare. For anyone who needs the reminder - don’t give up on your dreams! Dreams don't have an expiration date, so keep pushing and believe in yourself and you’ll make it!
Being selected for this scholarship reaffirms me never to stop dreaming. The beauty of dreaming is the ability to paint your canvas and manifest all your dreams by faith, tenacity, and drive. This scholarship bridged the financial gap of finishing graduate school debt-free. 3% of former foster youth obtain a college degree - One Simple Wish is helping me change that statistic.
Receiving the One Simple Wish scholarship means that others care about and support traumatized and endangered youth. This resource not only helps me but it also affects the lives of every young person I hope to advocate for and represent as a children’s attorney. My work will save lives and this contribution makes it possible. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I can breathe a little bit easier because of you.
There is so much we can achieve despite the circumstances we have come from. I am so honored and happy to be selected as a recipient of this scholarship. I feel like all my hard work is paying off and helping me continue working hard for my little one's and my own future. I was so excited about the scholarship I had told my son (4 years old) and he was like "you got the scholarship! you got the scholarship!". I am just so honored to be a recipient. Thank you so much for your generous, kind, loving hearts.
I am ecstatic to receive this scholarship; this will eliminate my need for further aid in the form of unsubsidized loans. Many other youth have natural supports they can count on, and former foster youth such as myself will never have those resources. Programs like this give power and a voice back youth; eliminating barriers to their success, and that is truly invaluable. Thank you again for investing in my future.
I will continue my education and thanks to your generous support with this scholarship I will be a first generation college student and I will be able to fulfill my dream of impacting my community and helping others. I want you to know that you are impacting students' lives at CSUSB!
Our 2021 process is now closed. Be sure to check back in early 2022 for when the 2022-23 school year submissions open.
Recipients must meet all of the above eligibility requirements to be considered.
You can donate using the button, or send a check to the address below. You can also email us if you wish to wire funds.
One Simple Wish
1977 N Olden Ave. #292
Trenton, NJ 08618
For any other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.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.