Inspiring Scholars


Inspiring Scholars is a program for current and former foster youth who attend Butte College. The goal of Inspiring Scholars is to help students get into college, stay in college, and reach their academic goals- be that an associate's degree or transfer to another college or university. By getting involved with Inspiring Scholars, students can benefit from dedicated academic counseling, a computer lab, drop-in appointments, help with financial aid, community with other foster youth, mentoring, and free snacks!

Inspiring Scholars came about through a grant from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation and in cooperation with Chico State and Shasta College. This program is also supported by the John Burton Foundation and Soroptimist International Bidwell Rancho.