Fostering Success Scholarship

The Fostering Success Scholarship was established in 2014 by VCU School of Social Work emerita faculty member, Marcia Harrigan (M.S.W. ’74/SW; Ph.D. ’89/E), The scholarship is supported by friends of the VCU School of Social Work.

The Fostering Success Scholarship supports full- or part-time B.S.W. (upper-level) or M.S.W. (area of specialization) students who have demonstrated sensitivity, competence and deep understanding of the experience of foster care youth, an understanding of the foster care system, a commitment to pursuing a social work career in positive child/youth/family development, and potential for leadership in the profession. The student must demonstrate financial need as determined by VCU Office of Financial Aid.

School of Social Work, VCU Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe how you demonstrate an understanding of the foster care systems.