The Unstoppable Awards were created by Dr. Anissa McNeil to assist foster youth to achieve their education goals.

Scholarships Offered:

We will award 7-9 foster youth with a scholarship ranging from $500.00 to $2,500.00 to attend a 4 year college/university or trade school.  The award will be issued directly to the college or university upon evidence of enrollment in a college, university, or trade school and demonstrated financial need.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  1. Applicant must be a US citizen.
  2. Applicant must be a foster youth and able to verify that you are a foster youth.
  3. Applicant must be a high school senior, attending school in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, or Riverside County.
  4. Applicant must anticipate completing high school in Spring 2017.
  5. Applicants GPA must range from a 2.3 – 3.2 and submit a transcript.
  6. Applicant must demonstrated how he or she has overcome significant obstacles or challenges.
  7. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation.
  8. Applicant may be currently or formerly on probation.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Saturday April 30, 2017. Applications must be post marked by Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted-no exceptions.

Semi-Finalist Interviews will be held on May 13, 2017 at Argosy University-Los Angeles 5230 Pacific Concourse Dr. Suite #200, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Finalist will be honored at: The Unstoppable Award Luncheon on

June 10, 2017 from 1-3pm
Brookside Golf & Country Club
1133 Rosemont Avenue
Pasadena CA 91103

Application Process

  1. Complete all online form sections
  1. Unstoppable Statement
    In a minimum of 500 to maximum of 750 words write a personal statement which describes your experience in foster care, school, and the challenges or obstacles which you have overcome.
  1. Complete a letter of recommendation by a professional which indicates statements about your attitude towards life and learning.
  1. Foster Youth Verification
  1. School Certification Form
  1. Copy of Transcript
  1. Personal Signature/Consent to Release Photo Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: Saturday April 15, 2017.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted-no exceptions.
You can also download the Application and mail it in.