Become A Scholar

Forward Steps believes in providing the support that foster youth need in order to earn a college degree and accomplish YOUR dreams.

We are here to help YOU succeed!

º Applicants must have had experience in the foster care system in Colorado

º First time applicants must apply before their 26th birthday

º Applicants must be residents of Colorado and plan to attend (or are currently attending) Community College of Denver, Red Rocks Community College, University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado State University or Front Range Community College. We will consider additional schools.

º Scholars must have earned a high school diploma or passed the GED before beginning their first semester
of college

º Applicants must meet federal financial aid requirements and have unmet need as determined by the FAFSA

Forward Steps is now accepting application for the 2018-2019 academic year!

2018-2019 Forward Steps Application


If you are interested in applying or have any questions please contact or contact 303-404-9969.

Our scholarship provides assistance of up to $6,000 per academic year to cover any unmet financial need while attending college. Funds are disbursed during the Fall and Spring semesters based on academic performance and Forward Steps’ program participation.

In addition to the financial assistance, scholars will receive one-on-one mentoring and support throughout their college experience.

If you have questions or need clarification, please contact us: 303-404-9969 or email


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