We recognize the financial barriers that prevent foster youth from going off to college.

Tragic is Magic has given annual scholarships to foster youth attending college since 2016. Our scholarships help youth financially support themselves post graduation by landing a job offer that provides financially security.

Public Service Announcement

Applications  are now close and will reopen next year - January 5, 2020

Who may apply for this scholarship?

  • Foster Youth
  • Must demonstrate proof of being in foster care
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • You must have a 2.80+ GPA
  • Female/Male
  • Ages 17-25
  • Enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program (4 year) at an accredited higher education (All classifications are eligible to apply)
  • Graduating from an accredited High School (You must be a graduating senior)
  • Must be a resident of California

Our focus

Our scholarships support youth, from ages 17-25, who are aging out of foster care or are currently attending a four - year university in the state of California, have the necessary funds to attend or continue to complete post-secondary education.



David A. Villareal

David is a freshman at Cal State Long Beach majoring in Math. He will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in 2022.


David Colby

David is an alumnus of UC Berkeley. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in science technology in 2018.



Juan Pozos

Juan is a junior at UC Davis. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts focused on social work and criminal justice in 2020.

Luz Hernandez

Luz is an Alumna of the Tragic is Magic Scholarship program. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in math.


Nicholas Olivares

Nicholas is a Senior at UC Berkeley, majoring in Society and Environment. He will receive his Bachelor of Science in 2019.