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Helping emancipated youth achieve their personal goals.


Justin Ealy completed two years at Jackson College, pursuing his dream of a career that blends his love of communications and helping others. He went on to graduate with honors at Western Michigan University, completing his Bachelor's Degree.  Justin entered Michigan’s foster care system at the age of 15 and continues to be a part of the program as a college student.  As a result of his experiences in foster care that “probably saved my life," he is driven to work with youth who are struggling with everyday problems and particularly with those who are in foster care.  A proud mentor to his younger brother, Justin strives through example to impart the value of higher education.

Bolstered by the generous support of The Stanton Foundation Education Scholarship, Justin said, “It’s a humbling experience. I was shocked to hear about it, but I am so thankful for this opportunity for the future.”

The David J. and Laura M. Stanton Educational Scholarship Endowment at Hillsdale College

Providing continuing education opportunities for foster care children. The Stanton Scholarship shall be given to “foster children” (“foster children” are those not raised by natural or adoptive parents, who areU.S. citizens, or who are Permanent Resident Aliens or the equivalent as determined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or any U.S. federal government authority having the power to determine said status).


Founded in southern Michigan in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,460. Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence.

For information, please contact:

Mr. Rich Moeggenberg

Director of Student Financial Aid

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242

(517) 607-2348

Carlos Ramos graduated from St. John Bosco High School, a prestigious school for boys in California with the support of a 4-year scholarship from The Stanton Foundation.  After completing his high school studies, Carlos went on to graduate from the University of La Verne in Orange County, CA with a degree in Criminology.

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