437,000+

Children and youth are in foster care

45%

Foster children live in non-relative foster family homes

61%

Foster children removed from their home due to abusive neglect

The Rezvan Foundation supports the higher education pursuits of exceptional, against-all-odds students who have spent time in foster care, have been removed from their parents’ home, or have suffered the crippling loss of one or more parent. At up to $100,000 per recipient, our organization grants one of the highest individual college scholarship awards in the country, along with ongoing 1:1 mentorship support. The comprehensive support that we offer each Rezvan Scholar has the potential to break the cycle, change the trajectory and make a difference in each of their lives – not just today, but for generations to come.

We Go Further. At up to $100,000 per recipient, our organization grants one of the highest individual college scholarship awards in the country to outstanding, under-served students. Our depth-over-breadth approach means that we choose to support a select few outstanding scholars comprehensively, rather than a multitude of recipients only partially.

We Are Committed. We believe that it takes nothing less than a full commitment to provide effective support in order to help change the academic, career and success trajectory of each outstanding student that we award. And because many foster care students “age out of the system” without a network of family or community support on which they can rely, we know that funding, while certainly critical, is only part of the solution. The heart and soul of our organization, the Rezvan Foundation Mentorship Program provides ongoing 1:1 mentorship and support throughout the course of a Rezvan Scholar’s entire four-year college career.

We are Citizen Changemakers. Our “it takes a village” philosophy means that each and every one of us can be rallying part of the community of support. From covering the cost of tuition, housing, books and supplies to resourcing the Mentorship Program, contributions large and small help set our Rezvan Scholars up for success.