Diversity Inclusion and Community Engagement

Student Success


The Fostering Success and Leadership Programs are designed for youth who are aging out of foster care or experienced foster care and aspire to pursue an undergraduate degree. The following programs will support those individuals through customized and unique services that will enhance and improve their academic outcomes, encourage an enriching and engaging campus life, and support completion of earning an undergraduate degree from CSU. 

The Sullivan - Deckard and Helen Packer Scholarship Opportunity Programs

The Sullivan-Deckard and Helen Packer Scholarship Opportunity Programs provide an opportunity for highly motivated youth who are aging out of foster care to pursue an undergraduate degree. The programs offer the benefits of a world-class education at Cleveland State University with a system of support that is customized and structured to meet the academic, social and financial needs of college students. The goal is to help students make a smooth transition to independent living, successfully complete engaged learning for personal and professional development, and ultimately earn a Bachelor’s Degree.

PDF icon Click here to download Sullivan - Deckard Scholarship Application

PDF icon Click here to download Helen Packer Scholarship Application 2018-2019

The Pratt Center - Fostering Success and Leadership Scholarship

The Pratt Center - Fostering Success and Leadership is designed to provide academic support services, personal and professional development activities for CSU students who have exited foster care and are pursuing a Bachelor's degree.  Special attention through customized services will be given to the unique needs of foster care alumni enrolled at CSU as freshmen, transfer students from an accredited institution or returning students who previously stopped - out or dropped - out of college before earning a Bachelor's degree.

PDF icon Click here to download The Pratt Center - Fostering Success and Leadership Prog App [2018-2019]



Ms. Colleen Wright
Interim Coordinator, Student Success
Rhodes Tower 1254