Approximately 50% of all foster children will graduate from high school.
Of those, approximately 20% will go on to pursue post-secondary education
at a community college, four-year college, or university.
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 (Aged in/out)
- Must demonstrate proof of being in foster care
- You must have a 2.80+ GPA
- 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
- Demonstrated need for financial assistance
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.
MEET OUR SCHOLARS
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 is an alumnus of UC Berkeley. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in science technology in 2018.
Juan is a junior at UC Davis. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts focused on social work and criminal justice in 2020.