Bishop Law Office Foster Child Scholarship

Scholarship Purpose:

Bill Bishop and the Bishop Law Office are pleased to offer scholarships to motivated foster youth students to assist them in furthering their education.

Scholarship Criteria:

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
  • Must be enrolled as either an undergraduate or in the final year of high school
  • have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
  • be under the age of 25 as of Jan 15, 2016
  • Scholarship is for undergraduate studies only

Essay Topic:

Please write an original 400-600 word essay on:

  1.  How has being a foster youth shaped you and prepared you for your future? 


One winner will be awarded $1000.00 to be used toward your tuition, book or other school expenses.


Submissions must be received by Jan 15, 2016

How to Win:

1 winner will be selected and notified via provided contact information.

How to Apply:

There is no submission packet for this scholarship. All information can be found on this page.

Please send all submissions via email to:

Please include the following:

  • Include your essay as an email attachment (.docx , .doc, or .txt files are best) 
  • Include your Full Name, email address, Mailing Address, and a phone number at the top of your essay. This will be the information that we use to contact you if your essay is selected as the winner. 
  •  Please include 1-2 sentences about yourself (What school, college or university you attend or plan to attend and your plans for the future) 

Please DO NOT include:

  • CD ROMs, letters of recommendation, tax returns, bank balances, resumes, or transcripts
  • Please DO NOT call asking where to send your essay. Send your submission to