“From the Heart” Grant

Educational Support Requests—Fall 2018
Application Deadline—October 15, 2018

Through generous donations from the Dreams R Us Foundation and Munich Re, Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) is excited to offer educational supports to current NJFC Scholars who are eligible for State Tuition Waiver funding only.

Important Information
Please read before submitting your application.

    • The amount of a term award will be limited based upon cost of the request.
      • A support request worth $500.00 or more will be the only support request honored for the term.
    • Educational Supports are awarded on a case-by-case basis.
    • If a support request is approved, the student will receive an email notification of award and amount.
    • All awards are contingent upon approval. Full award approval is not guaranteed.
    • Scholars who are approved for an award will be required to submit a “Thank You” letter.
      • Failure to submit a letter by deadline given upon award approval may result in forfeiture of award.
    • Awards are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Available Educational Supports:

    • Tuition Assistance—Up to $600, if balance remains at your postsecondary institution
    • Books—Up to $600. An itemized list of books, including titles and ISBN numbers, must be included
      with the request.
    • Equipment— May include required software, art supplies, etc. Please submit syllabus if item is listed.
    • Food Cards— Up to $600 in gift cards to Pathmark, Shop Rite, or Stop & Shop. Grocery store and store
      location must be specified in the request.
    • Laptop*— PC (specific brand subject to change). 6GB – 8 GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive – (approx. $600)
    • Printer*—Epson Expression Home XP 330 Small-in-One Printer (approx. $90)
    • School Supplies— Up to $200. List of item numbers (www.staples.com) must be included in request.
    • Tablet*—choose one
      • Samsung – Galaxy Tablet S3 – 9.7” – 32GB – Black (approx. $500)
      • iPad Wi-Fi with 128GB Memory (approx. $500)
    • Transportation—Monthly NJ Transit passes or mileage reimbursement (up to $600) in gift cards to BP,
      Exxon, or Gulf gas stations. Gas station must be specified in the request. A map of the student’s normal
      commute to and from school must be included with the request.

*Items are only able to be requested once throughout student’s time in the New Jersey Foster Care Scholars program.

FAFS wants to better understand how this program benefits its recipients.

If your application is approved, we will send brief follow-up email surveys for 1-4 years after your funding is distributed.
Failure to complete the follow-up survey may result in denial of future funding.