Educational Success

Catalyst Summer Bridge Program

The Catalyst Summer Bridge Program is a six-week academic experience for those who have experienced foster care to explore college life. Students meet each day to learn the ins and outs of college, engage in college level coursework, connect with peers and meet college staff members.

Students who complete the program can earn six college credit hours! They also receive a stipend, a computer and a dorm kit with everything they need to live on campus.

Students who complete the program will earn:

  • Six (6) college credit hours
  • A computer
  • A stipend
  • A dorm kit with the essentials for living on campus

The program is free to participate in, but you must apply. Applications open in Spring 2022.

Destiny Ellington

“Catalyst was a great opportunity for me to get ahead in college. It was also a great transition from high school to college. But the most beneficial part was being in a group of people that shared similar backgrounds. We are all connected and by the end of Catalyst we were all pretty close. I would say if anyone is considering doing Catalyst, do it, you won’t regret it.”

– Destiny E.

Tiffany Powell

Questions? Contact Tiffany Powell, Assistant Director of Outreach and Engagement - Education

[email protected]   •   317-917-8940, ext. 114   •   317-618-2268

All Educational Success Programs

Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Indiana

The ETV program helps teens and young adults go to college or complete a training program. The ETV Program currently offers additional benefits during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Mississippi

Foster Success currently distributes funding for the ETV program in Mississippi.

Dorm Funding

Students in a university or college and currently in Collaborative Care (CC) are eligible for housing per diem.

College Student Support

Foster Success provides assistance and support to help college students reach their goals.

Fostering Higher Education

The Fostering Higher Education (FHE) is an ongoing college readiness program designed to help those who have experienced foster care as they transition from high school into college.

Catalyst Summer Bridge

The Catalyst Summer Bridge Program is a six-week experience for those who have experienced foster care to explore college life and earn college credit!
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