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 verifiable experience in the foster care system. More information about confirmation of foster care can be found here.

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) one of our partnering colleges, universities or trade schools in the Denver metro, Longmont, Fort Collins, or Greeley areas. See our application for the full list of schools we serve.

º Scholars must have a high school diploma or a 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 applications for the 2020-2021 academic year!

2020-2021 Forward Steps Application

If you are interested in applying or have any questions please contact or contact 720-369-5418.

Our scholarship provides assistance of up to $6,000 per academic year to cover 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: 720-369-5418 or email


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