Scholarships for College Students

Support for youth in care who are attending college. If you have any questions, contact Ebony Lenard

Homestretch Scholarship

Did you know that college students are most likely to drop out of school during their junior year than any other time, even if they are doing well in school? embrella, with the generous support of Munich Re America, the Ticket to Dream Foundation, and the Dreams R Us Foundation, is proud to introduce The Homestretch Scholarship to help young people involved with New Jersey’s child welfare system to complete their college education.

  • The Homestretch Scholarship is a $5,000 a year award available to current sophomores going into their junior year enrolled in a 4-year college and holding a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Applicants for The Homestretch Scholarship must be or have been involved with NJ’s child welfare system.
  • The applicant must fall into one or more of the following categories:
  • Studying STEM as a college major
  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color
  • Identify as female

If selected, this scholarship is $5,000 a year for both your Junior and Senior year.


Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1974, embrella, formerly Foster and Adoptive Family Services, serves foster, adoptive and kinship parents in communities throughout NJ. We provide services, support and training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship families. We help foster children by offering programs to support them from childhood to young adulthood.