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Higher Ed Homes

College Homes

Need a home for college?

Serving College Students from Foster Care or Alternative Living Arrangements

For questions or more information email scholarship@embracealkids.org.

“Our College Homes provide a place to live, to grow, and to thrive where students have the spiritual and social support they need to maximize their academic opportunity and succeed.”

– K Blake Horne, Ph. D., President and CEO of Embrace Alabama Kids

Academic, Spiritual, and Social Development

The goal of our College Homes is to cultivate growth in individuals with a focus on academic, spiritual, and social development. We provide students with a stable, loving environment where they can receive the resources and assistance they need to grow into successful young adults. 

Tuscaloosa Area (Male Students)
  • University of Alabama
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Stillman College
Florence Area (Female Students)
  • University of North Alabama
  • Northwest Shoals Community College

Purpose

The “best years of your life” are better with a place to call home.

It’s been said that the college years are the best years of your life. You’re meeting new people, learning new things, and broadening your experiences. We know that those years can bring with them lots of new challenges; having a secure home shouldn’t be one of them.

Our College Homes provide a place to live, to grow, and to thrive for college students from foster care or alternative living arrangements.

The goal of our College Homes is to cultivate growth in individuals with a focus on academic, spiritual, and social development. We provide students with a stable, loving environment where they can receive the resources and assistance they need to grow into successful young adults.

Program Requirements

Students must have applied to an institution of higher education in Tuscaloosa or Florence and meet the following requirements:

Applications to live in a College Home are generally due by the first week of April every year for consideration for the following fall semester. However, we accept applications year-round. We will consider an application at any time of the year if we have an opening in one of our homes.

This scholarship program will renew annually as long as the following requirements are met:

If you are:

Scholarship Application Form

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Embrace Alabama Kids pushed me to be better, more independent, and taught me many life lessons. It’s like a family to me, one that leads me to grow in my relationship with God and be the best me possible.”

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