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Hopes for Higher Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for youth aging out of the foster care system. We aim to impact educational resiliency. Our efforts are aimed to improve, impact, and initiate life long learning.


Hopes for Higher Education Scholarship Recipients

We are excited by the number of applicants for the HHE scholarship this year.  Although we could not provide funding to each of you, we want you to know that we support your every endeavor as we continue to advocate for a better system of care. We are working hard to raise more funding...to provide additional scholarships.  We would like to thank Maybelline NY for believing this to be a cause of great importance. 

This year’s students are stellar examples of "Advancing through Adversity" by pushing forward to complete their college education. Each of the students are motivated to excel academically while currently volunteering and making a difference in the community. 
We salute you!



  James Faulkner         Rebecca Downs              Miles Maus                Keysha Ross
    Junior, MTSU             Junior, PSU                  Senior, WCU         Freshman, TCCC
       Social Work               Psychology                       Business               Criminal Justice

 In The Media


  • Apply Early for Financial Aid
    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, provides federal student aid, which includes grants, loans, and work-study.  Each year millions of students wait until the last minute to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Apply early! If there are any problems with your paper work you will have … Continue reading
  • Study Finds More Woes Following Foster Care
    By ERIK ECKHOLM Only half the youths who had turned 18 and “aged out” of foster care were employed by their mid-20s. Six in 10 men had been convicted of a crime, and three in four women, many of them with children of their own, were receiving some form of public assistance. Only six in … Continue reading
  • Published: Foster Youth Emancipation by Dr. Deborah Sims
    In respect to sub-scales, the study found that for youth preparing to age out of foster care higher levels of emotional reactivity were associated with lower levels of responsibility. Further, in comparison to their non-foster care peers, youth in foster care scored significantly lower in their sense of relatedness, responsibility, and emotional reactivity. Results from this study will add to the existing body of literature concerning foster youth emancipation. Continue reading