Scholars Program

The Grace Outreach Scholars Program provides financial support and ongoing mentorship to Grace Outreach students while they’re in college. Individuals in need of emergency financial aid can apply for relief funds through the Scholars Program.Students who have participated in the Grace Outreach College prep classes are eligible to apply for the Stay Strong Scholarship which pays for 70% of your tuition.


The Stay Strong Scholarship is different from other scholarships:

  • Awards recognize academic commitment and don’t require an entry level GPA in order to be considered
  • Awards are granted on a rolling basis; this means that students who face sudden financial hardship will be eligible to apply at any time of the year
  • Students are eligible regardless of how many college credits they have accumulated
  • Students are notified within 2 months if they receive an award, and the funds will be available immediately
  • Grace Outreach provides ongoing mentorship for scholarship recipients throughout their college years

Most of all the Stay Strong Scholarship rewards persistence—the grit and determination to keep going during hard times.

You are eligible for the Stay Strong Scholarship if:

  1. Your residency status bars you from receiving access to federal or state financial aid.
  2. You have been the victim of predatory for-profit college contracts that has drained your financial aid.
  3. You have graduated from the Grace Outreach College Prep program.

The Scholars program requires that all students who receive money take part in community service with community-based organizations. We work with our scholars to develop the work and life skills necessary to give back, and we set them up so that they can continue to receive scholarship support from additional sources.

We know that you have to work hard to go to college, and that it’s sometimes really hard to stay in school. If you are determined to go to college but don’t have access to financial aid we can help you pay for your college tuition.

Grace Outreach created the Stay Strong scholarship through a crowdfunding campaign with the Iron Maidens Raw Open, an all women’s powerlifting competition. Competitors raised money through their friends, family, and colleagues to support women who don’t get any financial aid money to attend college.  

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're interested in the Grace Outreach Scholarship Program email Danae Mcleod, Associate Executive Director: