Frequently Asked Questions

Dreams33 is here to support anyone who has spent time in the foster care system. We have a variety of different programs to ensure we can support as many foster youths as possible.


  • Scholarships are designed for current or former foster youth considering their education opportunities after high school.
  • Youths ages 13-19 may apply if they are currently in middle school or high school.
  • Students in high school, while applying, will be awarded the promise of a scholarship once they begin college.

Educational Grants

  • Grants are designed for foster youth from San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, and Placer County.
  • Applicants age 18+ may apply if they are currently in school and in good standing.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university, community college, or vocational program.

No, regardless of income a scholar may apply for any program, which may be funded based on unmet need.

For your application to be considered ready for review, please include the following:

  • The completed application
  • A personal statement
  • Proof of being currently enrolled in a school and in good standing
  • Letter of dependency from state/county
  • Photo ID
  • Transcripts

No. Any student, formerly or currently in the foster care system, is welcome to apply.

Dreams33 has two programs, each designed to help fill the gaps for foster youth pursuing their higher education.

  • Scholarships are based on unmet need and school of choice.
  • Educational Grants are up to $5000 for a university or private vocational school and up to $3000 for a community college.

Yes. Dreams33 is here to fill each scholar’s unmet need. Participation in other programs and/or receipt of other grants/scholarships does not exclude a scholar from our programs.

If you have any questions not covered above, please feel free to click here to email us. Someone will return your message within 24 hours.