Activity Scholarships

FHF launched the Spread Your Wings Activity Scholarship Program (SYW) in 2009 to help provide scholarship funding for children in foster care by providing support to participate in extracurricular activities.

Studies have shown that extracurricular activities for children help increase awareness in the classroom and provide a sense of belonging, which positively impacts self-esteem and self-discipline.

Funded Activities & Experiences

The SYW program funds a range of activities for school-aged children including, but not limited to:

  • Art lessons
  • Music programs and lessons
  • Sports – including gymnastics, martial arts, soccer, football, basketball, etc.
  • Summer camps
  • Other children’s interests
Program Fees Covered by Spread Your Wings

SYW scholarships also help cover various program and activity fees, including but not limited to:

  • Membership fees
  • Supplies
  • Equipment
  • Uniforms and/or specialty footwear
Who Qualifies for Spread Your Wings Activity Scholarships?

Any child in foster care between the ages of 2 and 18.

How to Apply for Spread Your Wings Activity Scholarship
  1. Apply for a scholarship through our online application at the bottom of this page. You will be notified of an approval or denial for the Spread Your Wings Scholarship.
  2. Enroll your child in your activity.
  3. If apparel or equipment is needed for the activity, please pick out the apparel and equipment needed and send the link and sizes to Brooke at Please Note: We DO NOT reimburse for apparel/equipment purchased. We will order the apparel/equipment directly from FHF office and ship it to your house.
  4. Submit your monthly invoice below. We will pay the vendor directly.

Please note: Each new activity or enrollment for another child requires completing a new application. 

Apply Here

Please note: Children who have been adopted from foster care do NOT qualify for this program.

The Medicaid ID number is seven digits followed by a letter.
Please note: Children who have been adopted from foster care do NOT qualify for this program.
Example: Equipment, uniform, classes, etc.
Include total amount per month. If there is a registration fee on the first month, please include this as well. Format should include the dollar sign, decimal point, and cents (e.g. $40.00).
Please allow at least two weeks for processing.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Your application will not be processed until your first invoice is received. If an electronic invoice is not available, you may mail or bring the invoice to our office.