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Tutoring ScholarshipsTo help support school-aged children in their foster or relative placement transitions, Families Helping Families offers tutoring scholarships to support academic goals through our Spread Your Wings program.

Families Helping Families helps fund activities for children, including extracurricular activities through various scholarships.

An estimated 52 percent of foster children will graduate high school, with only 3 percent graduating from college. The Spread Your Wings tutoring scholarships can help support their track of academic success.

About Tutoring Scholarships

All qualifying applicants are approved for three months of tutoring through Families Helping Families’ partnering agency. However, extensions can also be granted for additional tutoring scholarships, as needed. All approvals are based on program fund balance.

Who Qualifies?

Any school-aged child in foster care, relative or other approved placement by the Department of Human Services are eligible to apply. Children must be between the ages of 1 and 18. If a child is over the age of 18, he or she must have been re-entered into foster care or a special needs basis.

How Does it Work?

Each child may only receive funding once per 12-month calendar year, based on the date of the last approved application. Foster families and guardians may apply for one-time or recurring activities. Recurring activities are typically approved for 3 month periods only. After those 3 months expire, you may re-apply to request an extension on funding, if funds are available.

Funding Information

For all requests, families must first request financial assistance through the desired program before applying for funding with Families Helping Families. Funding will not cover items the State of Iowa will reimburse you for and all requests to Families Helping Families is subject to board approval before funds are granted. Families Helping Families reserves the right to reject funding for any reason.

Checks are printed with the name of the business or activity.for the activity. No checks will be printed directly to foster parents. We are unable to reimburse foster parents for activities which are already paid.

Apply Today

To apply for the Spread Your Wings tutoring scholarships, follow the link below.

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