Program Purpose

The Jacobs Scholar Program provides an opportunity for a youth impacted for foster care to pursue an undergraduate degree. The Program promotes academic success and degree completion through a continuous system of support and resources. Scholars receive professional guidance, educational support and faculty and alumni mentoring, which is an important component of the program structure.

The goal is to assure successful planning and preparation for college, followed by structured academic coaching to make a smooth transition to college and academic success.

Program Overview

Youth impacted by foster care can pursue their dream of a college education. The Jacobs Scholars Program at Presbyterian College (PC) provides economic security, academic coaching and emotional support while attending PC. The Jacobs Scholars receive a full scholarship covering tuition, fee, room, and board for four years.

Other Services Include

  • Academic and mental health support
  • Alumni mentor
  • Faculty advocate
  • Host family
  • Special cohort-based programming

Eligibility Requirements

  • A student impacted by foster care
  • A foster care student between the ages of 17 – 25 years
  • Admissions to Presbyterian College
  • Need for Financial Assistance

Scholarship Program Acceptance Process

  • Apply and receive admission to PC as a freshman of transfer student
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Apply to the Jacobs Scholars Program using the webform below
  • Contact will be made by the Director of Jacobs Scholars Program for an interview