Support begins with Family

A scholarship program dedicated to propelling youth in foster care into higher education through financial support and mentorship opportunities.

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Family Fellowship Together We Rise + Fund II Foundation

Application closed at this time. We will not be accepting new application for the year of 2020. Please continue to check back regularly for updates to the 2021 application.

Through the generous introduction by Hope D. Smith with her husband Robert F. Smith, the president and founding board of director of the Fund ll Foundation, Together We Rise has partnered with the Fund ll Foundation to support youth in foster care with financial, educational, and wrap around support.

Our unwavering commitment is to provide higher education scholarships to youth in foster care. Each student chosen receives up to $90,000 with the goal of not only providing financial support, but continued guidance during & after their tenure.

Student Tuition


Five years of financial support to help with tuition, books, and tutors.

Student Housing


Monthly housing allowance as well as housing for summer and winter breaks.

Student Mentorship


Personal and career focused mentors carefully selected for each fellow.

Student Emotional Support


Emotional and wrap around services to all fellows year around.

Application Process

The main objective of our Family Fellowship Program is to offer family-like financial and emotional support to college-bound, “aging out” foster youth. As part of our family initiative, we will also be a support system for our Fellows and provide things such as mentorship, care packages, winter bonding trips, and more.

Application Closed

Kyndra  |  
Cal State Long Beach

Anthony  |  
UC Santa Cruz

Taylor  |  
UC Irvine

Kendra  |  
Loyola Marymount

Meet a few of the students

Each of these talented & driven individuals has benefited from the Family Fellowship Scholarship. Their achievements and dedication to higher education is truly inspiring and continues to motivate others who seek the same opportunities graciously provided by our benefactors.