Saint Martin's University supports foster youth through our integrative Fostering Success program, a collaboration between Student Life, Student Financial Services, and Admissions. The Fostering Success program combines the resources needed to navigate your college career and while also providing a network of contacts to help you with your journey.
Saint Martin's staff are here to support you and answer questions for you. We have opportunities to provide funding for additional costs like meals, running shoes, school supplies, etc. Let us know what you need and we are here to support you!
Resources for Foster Youth
"Attending Saint Martin's has been a huge blessing! I never dreamed I would go to college, let alone make it this far. From the beginning, I have received support from so many. I am grateful for the genuine interest and help I have received from my professors, coach and administrative staff. They have all invested in me to ensure my success in school and in life. Being in foster care does not count you out from achieving your goals and dreams. I have learned that to be successful you need many others to come alongside and support you. If you are willing to ask for help, you will find it at Saint Martins! I want everyone who has been through the foster system to realize you have great potential and there are many people who are willing to help you achieve your dreams. Life can be a struggle, but never give up!" - Yeshi
"Being a foster kid was not always easy; many did not want to see me succeed. Attending Saint Martin's University has been a blessing in disguise. Not only have the professors, staff and other students helped me grow academically, but they also helped me grow as a person. My adoptive family, along with the Fostering Success program, has given me the network and support I needed in order to to be a successful young woman! So when people say, 'You can't,' you can say, 'Yes I can!'" - Tallie