"In the Spring of 2021, I contracted COVID and was really sick. I have asthma so it hit me hard. I was on a breathing machine for almost a month before I was strong enough to breathe on my own again. Pivotal provided me with emergency assistance funds to help cover my rent, car, and insurance while I was recovering. The support they provided was incredible. I never thought anyone would care this much about my well-being and my college education. Thanks to Pivotal, I gave my absolute best in school and continued on a path to my degree." - Ellie, Pivotal Scholar
OUR ACADEMIC RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Since 2000, we've awarded over $2.5M in scholarships that make earning a college degree possible for foster youth.
PIVOTAL SCHOLARS EARN A BACHELORS DEGREE AT 10X THE RATE OF OTHER FOSTER YOUTH.
50 Pivotal scholars will have a paid summer internship this summer.
In 2021, 95% of our graduating high school scholars had a high school transition plan.
In 2021, 90% of our Post-Secondary scholars earned their bachelor's degree as planned.
CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP
87% of our scholars are young people of color. Our scholarships move the needle towards improving the racial and socioeconomic inequities that typically prevent students from under-represented communities from pursuing a college education.
IT'S NOT JUST THE MONEY
We know it takes more than just dollars to keep first-generation college students on track. Here's some of the extra support that Pivotal gives foster youth.
89% of eligible high school scholars were satisfied with our program and plan to return the following year.
In 2021, we provided 2,283 hours of academic tutoring support. Scholars who received tutoring had an average GPA of 3.09.
In 2021, 91% of college students who had a professional internship completed it successfully.