Bright Angel Scholars

We offer a $10,000 scholarship over the course of four years paired with a mentor to ensure the success of current and former youth in foster care in higher education. 


Did You Know?

  • Only 50% of children in foster care graduate from high school.
  • 84% of foster youth express wanting to go to college, but only 3% go on to complete a four-year degree.
  • 100% of children in foster care in the state of Texas receive free college tuition to a public Texas university.

The goal of Bright Angels Scholars is to mitigate these statistics by providing financial and emotional support to students throughout their college career. These students do not have the support from the parents that their non-foster peers have. Foster Angels bridges this gap by providing funding for living expenses and mentorship that provides guidance and encouragement.

We currently have 22 bright angel scholars and have had a total of 9 graduates since the program’s inception.

How to Get Involved:

  • Sponsor a student with an annual gift of $2,500 to cover one scholarship.
  • Serve as a mentor to a student and help them navigate college life.
  • Volunteer by creating care packages for scholars and providing other
    college-related items.
  • Interested in becoming a mentor? Fill out our mentor questionnaire.
  • If you are interested in funding a scholarship contact our Senior Thrive Program Manager at


Interested in becoming one of our Bright Angel Scholars?
The application opens April 1, 2024 and will remain open until May 17, 2024. 
For text updates, send message SCHOLAR to (512) 859-5172