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Every semester,
we SUPPORT over 200 collegians nationwide in our scholarship program.

The nsoro Educational Foundation exists to ensure that all young adults who have aged out of the foster care system have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive, and become educated, confident, self-sustaining, and contributing members of society.

The Cost of Inaction

Youth who age out of the foster care system are more likely than their peers to drop out of school, become parents before they are ready, experience homelessness, or end up in jail—costly consequences that affect all Americans. On average, for every young person who ages out of the foster care system, taxpayers and communities pay $300,000 in social costs over that young person’s lifetime.

26,000 x $300,000 = $7.8 BILLION




A man is measured by his ability to overcome adversity. But without safety, generosity, guidance, opportunities, and unconditional love, it is impossible to overcome adversity. Without nsoro, I would not have known what was possible for me – and what so many take for granted.

Riheem Jefferson, Savannah State University, 2018


Since 2005, we have awarded over 700 scholarships for post-secondary education.
Currently supporting 302 scholars at 192 universities, we are creating a population of thriving former foster youth determined to beat the odds.

Rollover the map below to see where our scholars are enrolled.


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