81% of Our Scholars Graduate Compared to the 4% National Average of Their Peers
At The nsoro Educational Foundation, we believe no young person aging out of the foster care system should have to navigate the world alone. nsoro offers educational opportunities, a community of support, and most importantly, hope to some of this generation’s most impressive young adults.
And that education can, has, and will continue to change the conversation, and alter the “predictable” path, and, in the process, redefine these youth by their resiliency, drive, and most importantly, a future full of possibilities.Sponsor a Scholar Mission in Motion
Rewrote the Narrative
nsoro scholars are responsible, young adults. They have not abused drugs, alcohol, and have not been incarcerated, severing the cyclical outcomes inheren to this vulnerable population.
Compared to the national 4% college graduation rate of former foster youth.
nsoro currently supports 302 scholars across 32 states attending 191 colleges and universities.
Our Mission and Vision
Founded in 2005, The nsoro Educational Foundation believes not one young person aging out of our nation’s foster case system should have to navigate the world alone.
Our mission provides the access to and attainment of post secondary education through a holistic scholarship that shepherds our youth to and through college, optimally positioning our graduates for an equitable transition into adulthood.
Our collegians are able to direct their $12,000 gap funding scholarship toward tuition, housing, books, fees, and food security over their course of their academic journey, at all levels of education – Associate, Bachelor’s, Masters, and Technical degrees, through age 26.
The nsoro Scholarship includes a comprehensive mentor program anchored in three tenets – emotional intelligence, financial literacy, and workforce readiness. The scholar’s certified executive coach remains in place throughout their college career.