A College Degree is Possible


Useful Links

This brochure from It Takes An Ohana” is excellent with good information about college options. Download the pdf.

These funding options specific to former foster youth make funding college a reality:

Has it been a few years since you “aged out” of foster care? Attending college after a few years’ break.

For more funding options you can also check our scholarships page on Bridge To Hope (BTH).

What We Do

This is an initial outreach effort to former foster youth. Bridge to Hope can offer:

  • A UH Manoa staff member (Teresa Bill) interested and knowledgeable about educational access and success;
  • Outreach re: community resources available for former foster youth to attend college; and
  • Creating a supportive environment for academic and personal success.
BTH understands that “academic success” is linked to the stability of the “whole student’s life” - personal as well as academic.

A Commitment to Former Foster Youth

The University of Hawaiʻi and Bridge to Hope are committed to providing outreach and student support to a range of students who are currently “under-represented” at UH.

Bridge to Hope has programs serving: