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Micheal A. Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Michael A. Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund is designed to assist present and former Trinity Youth Services and Foster Care clients in pursuing their academic and/or vocational education. The goal of the Scholarship Fund is to ensure academic success and/or a successful emancipation from Trinity’s care.

The fund allows youth who are or have been in Trinity’s care to experience a network of support, the keys to successful emancipation, and the understanding that regardless of their past, it is always possible to look toward a brighter future. The fund assists youth by granting awards of up to $5,000 per year. The actual award amount is at the Scholarship Committees’ discretion.

Even after the youth has left Trinity’s placement, he or she can apply to renew their awards as long as they are still in school and are working part time, are working full time and successfully transitioning out of placement and working on attaining higher education, or are still in high school and taking one or more accredited college courses.

Youth applying for a scholarship or renewal of the scholarship must be between the ages of 16 and 24. Funds awarded through the Michael A. Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund are used for education purposes (tuition fees, books, supplies and room and board) and/or emancipation purposes (rent, utilities and basic living items like transportation, groceries, pots, pans, etc.).

Applicants for the Scholarship Fund must be between 16 and 24 years old, be a current or former Trinity Youth Services client who is successfully completing or successfully completed the program with a positive release, completed high school with a 2.0 grade point average or achieved a GED, is enroll in college or trade school or is working full time and plans to continue their education. Applications are provided to foster youth through Trinity Youth Services’ program.

Donations may be made to the Michael A. Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund at ChildrensFoundationOfAmerica.org/donate and designate “Scholarship – Trinity Youth Services” or mail a check payable to Children’s Foundation of America to P.O. Box 1210, Claremont, CA 91711 and specify “Alexander Scholarship” in the memo.

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